The Books

Big Wolf and Little Wolf

by Nadine Brun-Cosme
Illustrated by Olivier Tallec

One Potato Review

On its surface this seems like just the sort of innocuous tribute to friendship and mutual understanding that leaves the rest of us feeling a little inadequate, but read it a couple of times through and you might well realize you want to come back, even linger a little amid these rudimentary landscapes and surprising points of view: looking up, down, and faraway over the hills where Little Wolf makes his gradual introduction – “no bigger than a dot” – as Big Wolf is lying around eating an orange and taking a break from his book. The fact of Little Wolf’s unprecedented blueness is oddly no cause for alarm, only the possibility of Little Wolf’s turning out bigger once he has finally and fully emerged. Soulful and surprising: this looks like nothing on American shelves.

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