Wolves

by

Emily Gravett
Illustrator: Emily Gravett

This picture book from  Emily Gravett is an absolute joy. From the carefully-crafted endpapers (rabbity-inspired postcards and letters on a coconut-matting doormat) to the removable library card in its own rabbit-embossed cardboard holder - and on all the pages in between - it is a loving homage to reading, libraries and the library-going experience.

 

The pencil-and-crayon illustrations are detailed, witty, expressive and beautifully produced on high quality paper that makes turning every page a delight, and the interaction between the two sets of pictures (one set detailing rabbit's reading experience, the other the wolf's) is perfect.

 

This is a humorous, highly imaginative and original picture book and even comes with an alternative vegetarian ending! 

 

Wolves won the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal.

 

Publisher: Macmillan Children's books

About the author

  • Emily Gravett

    Emily Gravett is twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book Of Fears. An author-illustrator of unique talent and skill, she has a host of other award-winning and critically acclaimed books to her name, including Orange Pear Apple Bear, Monkey and Me, The Odd Egg and Blue Chameleon. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.

     

    Read an interview with Emily

     

    Visit Emily's gallery of illustrations

     

    http://www.emilygravett.com
    Emily Gravett
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