Big Wolf and Little Wolf, Such a Beautiful Orange!
Publication Date: February 2011
Categories: Animals - Wolves
Visually stunning, this third Big Wolf title moves the wolves into an urban setting that reveals and reflects big wolf's emotions perfectly.
Nadine Brun-Cosme is the author of over twenty popular novels and picture books for children. She lives in France. Her two Big Wolf and Little Wolf titles have sold over 60,000 worldwide.
Olivier Tallec was born in Brittany in 1970. After graduating from the Ecole Superieure d'Art Graphic in Paris he worked in advertising as a graphic designer, after which he devoted himself to illustration. Since then he has illustrated more than 60 books. He was first published in the US by Enchanted Lion Books (This Is A Poem That Heals Fish). He also has been published by Chronicle Books in the US (Rita and Whatsit).
"First published in France, this third Big Wolf and Little Wolf story has Little Wolf searching for an errant orange that flies over his head when Big Wolf tosses it his way. When Little Wolf doesn't return, Big Wolf leaves their hill to find him. Big Wolf's loneliness is palpable in scenes of empty sidewalks shadowed by blank buildings and on a train filled with the smudgy shapes of anonymous passengers. Readers will share his relief when he is reunited with Little Wolf under a different tree on a different hill. The emphasis on the idea that change (be it newfound maturity or change of scenery) can strengthen loving bonds makes this a poignant conclusion to a stirringly original series. Ages 48." - Publishers Weekly
"Even younger readers will be caught up in Big Wolf's odyssey and rejoice when he at last tracks down his errant buddy." - Kirkus
"Children and adults will love "Big Wolf & Little Wolf, Such a Beautiful Orange!" Its authenticity encourages the spirit to stretch and grow, once again." - The Midwest Book Review
"Tallec's beautifully composed spreads, rich with blues, greens and yellows, are a marvel of soft, richly applied hues and dark swaths of color for contrast, and the two characters, formed with a lithe roundness and sense of vitality, will engage readers. This happily ever after tale offers numerous possibilities for discussion about give-and-take of friendship as well as the artistry of illustration." - Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
"These funny, quirky, and quietly reflective picture books are about love - who we love, and why we love, and the lengths we will go for love." - Donna McKinnon, 32pages.ca