WOLFBOY BY ANDY HARKNESS
Newly published, this book will resonate with any parent of a child that turns into a monster when hungry. My younger daughter was once that child and now, at the age of twenty-three, still fights the wolf when waiting for dinner to be served. Inspired by Andy’s own children when hangry, Wolfboy is the hilarious story of a young wolfboy prowling amongst the hills, forests and streams searching for his dinner. He becomes more and more hangry as the search drags on, until he spots a pair of long ears, “Rabbits, rabbits, where are you?.” Read to find out what happens when he is ready to feast!
The illustrations are sculpted by hand using clay and are truly unique. The detail is exceptional and inspiring for any young author/illustrator looking to express their ideas using a medium other than paper and pencil. You will appreciate the author’s note on creating the artwork and a quick YouTube search will bring up a short clip of Andy demonstrating his artistic process.
Young children will truly enjoy this gem of a book as well as searching for hidden bunnies throughout the illustrations. A fun read aloud with great word choice to delight readers, old and young.
Also, of note is the wonderfully “scary” Book Trailer which, for horror movie fans, is delightfully enticing and worth checking out!