A picture book that is unique in mood and tone about the friendship that develops between a solitary big wolf and a little wolf. It's about what happens when a solitary wolf becomes a lonely wolf. Named a 2010 Batchelder Honor Book for being an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States
Commended for Mildred L. Batchelder Award 2010.
Batchelder Honor Book 2010 ALA Notable Books 2010 Prix de l'album 2007 Cherbourg Prix France Television 2006 Prix des Enfants 2006 du Salon Chretien de Troyes Prix litteraire jeunesse de 2006 Chambray-les-tours Adopted by the French National curriculum "This is a book that deserves a place on readers' shelves and in their hearts."--Booklist "Brun-Cosme has created a picture book with a unique feel. Her wording is simple and almost bare. It is through that very minimalist writing that the emotions are really clear and powerful."-- Kids Lit blog "Love, love, love this book! ... Just a great story that your child will love to have you read to him and you'll enjoy it just as much. Great storytelling!"-- JellyMom.com (three stars) "I just can't say enough good things about this book. I fell in love immediately and found myself wanting more at the end. The illustrations, the story-lovely, wonderful, excellent! A stunning book with a simple message reminding us of the beauty of friendship."- Firrkids.com From a Review of the Big Wolf and Little Wolf Trilogy: "They are sweet stories and with Tallec's sweeping illustrations carry an old world feel...Most importantly, the characters are so appealing that readers will be delighted to follow them of their adventures...They are books to hold on to and for certain thoughtful children will be trasures beyond childhood." -Colleen Mondor, Eclectica Magazine
Nadine Brun-Cosme is the author of nearly 20 popular novels and picture books for children. She lives in France. Her two Big Wolf and Little Wolf books have sold 50,000 copies worldwide. Olivier Tallec was born in Brittany in 1970. After graduating from the Ecole Superieure d'Art graphique in Paris he worked in advertising as a graphic designer, after which he devoted himself to illustration. Since then he has done numerous illustrations for newspapers and magazines and has illustrated over 50 books for children.