The Wolf and His Shadow
By : Thierry Robberecht & Stephanie Frippiat
Publisher ; Clavis Books ( Oct, 2016 )
A story that addresses the childhood fears through a very scared wolf ; who is afraid of his own shadow. Kids will follow this scaredy cat and his "monster shadow" along it`s eye catching and stand alone illustrations. The monster shadow who follows the wolf everywhere will keep the spirits of our listeners high. It`s wonderful hues of opulent greens, oranges and greys together with it`s expressive images would entertain the viewers till the end. Though I wish that the text were less lengthier and effective in addressing this wonderful plot.
The little wolf didn't want his big, black shadow with great, big teeth to follow him everywhere. He was scared and ashamed of himself. He "dashed to the top of the hill. And he swam around the lake like mad. Nothing helped. His terrible shadow kept chasing him and never got tired". Until the day, when the hunters barged in. The wolf couldn't stay long in his hiding place because his shadow started to creep in. He ran out crying " A black monster with huge teeth is following me " And eventually terrified the hunters and made them run away, never to return........
This empirical plot is excellent to talk about childhood anxieties. And is well supported by it`s awesome illustrations.
( With many thanks to Clavis Publishing and NetGally for the ARC )