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The Wolf Suit
By (author): Sid Sharp
Sid Sharp

Imprint:

Annick Press

ISBN:

9781773217208

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 11, Grade (CAN) 1 - 6, Grade (US) 1 - 6, Reading age 6 - 11
Oct 04, 2022
$22.99 CAD
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Dimensions:

9.5in x 7.5 x 0.55 in | 540 gr

Page Count:

128 pages
Annick Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Animals
 
Indigo Top 50 Best Kids Books of 2022 2022, Joint winner Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2022, Joint winner

"Gorgeous"—The New York Times • A School Library Journal Best Book of 2022 • An Indigo Best Kids’ Book of 2022 • A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection • Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Winner • An American Booksellers Association Kids Indie Next Pick

Bellwether Riggwelter is, once again, out of blackberries. This time, rather than tiptoe through a forest full of predators, he comes up with a new plan. He will keep himself safe by blending in—he will sew a Wolf Suit! The disguise works perfectly . . . sort of. Bellwether realizes he can’t enjoy the forest in a bulky suit, and he may not be the only creature in the forest who feels that way. Perhaps not everyone is as wolfish as they appear.

With humor, darkness, and insight reminiscent of Jon Klassen and Edward Gorey, Sid Sharp turns the idiom “wolf in sheep’s clothing” on its head.

This award-winning hilarious and touching graphic novel debut about the pressures of conformity and conquering fear by finding community is the perfect contemporary folktale to press into the hands of anyone who has felt they need to pretend to be someone else.

    • DEBUT: A funny and touching debut from bookseller Sid Sharp about the pressures of conformity and conquering fear by finding community
    • BELLWETHER FTW!: Advance copy readers are raving about this lonely sheep who just wants to eat blackberries without being gobbled by wolves!
    • INDIE EXCLUSIVES: We've got super swag just for our independent bookseller friends to celebrate his Indie roots. Check out the images to see Sid's enamel pin and bookplate, and find out how to get your coop!
    • TIMELESS YET FRESH: With humor, darkness, and insight reminiscent of Jon Klassen and Edward Gorey, Sharp turns the idiom "wolf in sheep's clothing" on its head
    • FOR FANS OF: Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt, The Journey by Francesca Sanna, and Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens
    • RELATABLE: The book explores themes of masking, making it relatable to anyone who feels they need to act differently to conform to societal expectation

SID SHARP is an artist, illustrator, and sometimes bookseller who is interested in folklore and finding good sticks for their stick collection. They recently graduated from OCAD U, where they won the Illustration Medal. They live in Toronto, Canada.

"A lovely, lush allegory about the joys and terrors of trying on a new look."

- Michael DeForge, Eisner Award-nominated creator of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero

"Genuinely lovely. A gorgeous palette of colours and emotions with illustrations that leap off the page."

- Matthew Forsythe, creator of MINA, and Pokko and the Drum

“Poignant affirmation that friendships can blossom when we are brave enough to reveal our true selves.”

- Kirkus Reviews

“A timeless message presented in an enthralling tale. Highly recommended for purchase.”

- School Library Journal, *starred review

“The gorgeous black and dark blue backgrounds, thick with night, make the opening of the curtain, and the sunlight that spills onto the last page, feel like another undressed window through which we can better see the self.”

- The New York Times

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