Bear and Wolf


In the deep snow of winter, a young wolf and bear encounter each other. Suspiciously they enquire of each other’s purpose, while noticing the other’s eyes, snout and fur. They are both out to experience the wonder of the winter, the silence, the sound of the snow beneath their paws.

They smell the bark and hear the forest sounds. They watch the snowflake patterns. They know bird is watching their progress. ‘Bear and Wolf’ compare the frozen lake of winter to the grass edge of summer time.

‘Bear and Wolf‘ depart for hibernation, and to join the pack.

Time passes and their lives are caught up by seasons and routine. Will they remember each other and their magical encounter when they meet again?

The broad stroke pictures in William Grill- reminiscent colouring pencil, the sparse, weighted text, make ‘Bear and Wolf‘ a significant addition to our picture book library. This is a mighty, meaningful, aching and respectful acknowledgement of our winter wilderness. ‘Bear and Wolf’ is a truly exceptional picture book.

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Bear and Wolf

Daniel Salmieri

(Enchanted Lion Books)– hardback

Amongst the trees, ‘Bear and Wolf’ discover each other. Cautiously, they enquire as to the other’s purpose. Each is smelling the winter, feeling the cold, relishing the quiet. Together they create an experience neither will ever forget.



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