There Are No Scary Wolves
By Hyewon Yum
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374380601, 40pp.)
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
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What exactly is it like outside when Mom isn’t around? Are there . . . scary wolves? When a little boy ventures out of the house with his mother, he’s in for the fright—and the adventure—of his life! Reality and make-believe collide in this new picture book by acclaimed author and illustrator Hyewon Yum, with results that are fantastically adorable, disarmingly funny, and utterly unique.
Hyewon Yum’s wordless picture book, Last Night, was declared “stunning” and “joyful” in a starred review by Publishers Weekly. She was born in South Korea and received her master of fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“Many small details lie in the pictures, repaying careful inspection, yet the overall feeling is one of space and simplicity, the right setting in which to examine the seesawing emotions of small children and their peaceful resolution.” —Publishers Weekly
“Images are comprised of pencil drawings, photographs, and graphics, resulting in a contemporary treatment with nostalgic style. Details such as the expressive family cat add humor, and the boy’s triumph over his fears will appeal to readers.” —School Library Journal
“This quirky, somewhat dark picture book cleverly projects the skewed perspective of a worrier; real things and imagined ones easily get mixed up, both on these pages and in the boy’s mind.” — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review