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 Way home for wolf
 Author: Bright, Rachel

 Illustrator: Field, Jim

 Pub Year: 2020

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [30] p., col. ill., 30 cm

 BTSB No: 151742 ISBN: 9781338592740
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Stories in rhyme
 Wolves -- Fiction
 Animals -- Arctic regions -- Fiction
 Helping behavior -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Arctic regions -- Fiction

Price: $18.61

Wolf cub Wilf is convinced that he has what it takes to lead the pack, but the adults just laugh--and when he falls behind and finds himself alone in the dark of the Arctic night he discovers that it is really important to have friends who will show you the way home.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 505413

   School Library Journal (12/01/19)
   Booklist (11/15/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/15/2019 Wilf may be small but he thinks he is just as fierce as any of the grown wolves in his pack. When it comes time for the pack to travel through the frozen mountains to find a new home, Wilf is ready to lead—or so he thinks. He tries with all his might to keep pace with the older wolves, but they are too strong and too fast. He begins to fall behind and is suddenly separated from his pack. As a blizzard rolls in, the small pup thinks that’s the end of his story, but a serendipitous tumble through some ice lands Wilf with a helpful group of new friends. With the tag-team help of animals like Narwahl, Musk-ox, Goose, and Bear-moth, Wilf travels through the tough winter terrain until he’s reunited with his pack. Sweeping landscapes and friendly faced creatures fill this sweet adventure story, mixing double- and full-page spreads with panels that move Wilf along on his saga. A wonderful, heartwarming story about family, exploring the unknown, and knowing your limits. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 12/01/2019 PreS-Gr 2—Wilf is a precocious little wolf, determined to do things on his own. He does not appreciate the other wolves telling him what to do. As the wolf pack embarks on a journey to find a new home, Wilf gets lost and quickly learns that his way is made easier with the guidance of a few kind and helpful arctic creatures. Wilf learns a valuable lesson and vows to come to the aid of others in the same way. Readers will be introduced to the cold, vast arctic region and a variety of animals that live there, and will fall in love with Wilf with his ample supply of spunk and bravery. Each page has a lyrical paragraph of rhyming text that is engaging and soothing to read. Its cadence is reminiscent of a Dr. Seuss story. The vocabulary is full-bodied and compelling, driving the intensity of the narrative. The cartoon illustrations are adorable and look ready to be made into an animated film. The punch line says it all: "We're all just a handful of friendships from home." VERDICT Young readers are sure to enjoy this highly relatable picture book of youthful angst and unexpected camaraderie.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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