‘Wolfy’ doesn’t know how to be a wolf. for his uncle died before he could be taken on his first hunting trip. Tom Rabbit helps ‘Wolfy’. He names him and teaches ‘Wolfy’ how to count, read and fish. They play marbles. ‘Wolfy’ teaches Tom to run faster than any other rabbit. Can a rabbit and a wolf really be friends?

Tom withdraws from ‘Wolfy’ after being terrified by him during a game of ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf’. ‘Wolfy’ is on his own. Can he become the wolf he was supposed to be? Will he be reconciled with Tom?

Grégoire Solotareff uses bold primary colours, dense black outlines and suggestive shadowing in his pictures. His text is direct and unpredictable. It all makes ‘Wolfy‘ a curious and deeply satisfying picture book, with layers of meaning.






Grégoire Solotareff

(Gecko Press)

Before ‘Wolfy’ learns the ways for wolves, his uncle dies. Tom, a rabbit, helps him bury his uncle. He names ‘Wolfy’ and teaches him about fishing and running, reading and counting. It’s only when they play ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf’ that Tom becomes uneasy. Can a wolf and a rabbit really be friends?

Grégoire Solotareff is a winner of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Ragazzi award, nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen award


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