The Way Home for Wolf by Rachel Bright
Illustrations by Jim Field
Age range: 1-5 years
The Way Home for Wolf is an absolutely beautiful book. Rachel Bright is a new to me author, but looking on her website she has written a lovely selection of children’s books including The Lion Inside, The Koala who Could and The Squirrels who Squabbled.
Aimed at children aged 1-5 years, The Way Home for Wolf is a book about a young wolf called Wilf who is desperate to be be a big, brave and clever as the older wolves in his pack – “He loved to be fierce and longed to be grown.”
Displaced from their home Wilf and his pack of wolves have to go and look for a new home. Wilf is desperate to prove just how grown up he is, but the journey is much harder than he anticipated and things go a little wrong for young Wilf.
I loved the message in this book as it is one that many children can identify with, the wish to be grown-up, to be brave, to be brilliant. To be bigger than they are. When they still need to learn and listen. It is also one of friendship, kindness and love. When Wilf loses his way it is the kindness of others that helps him and that is something we can all learn from.
Illustrated by Jim Field, the book is full of absolutely wonderful illustrations. In my opinion, the pictures in a children’s book can make or break them, and the ones in The Way Home for Wolf are stunning. Full of colour, atmosphere and fun.
The book is aimed at 1-5 year olds and I read this to my 5 year old daughter and (nearly) 8 year old son and they both loved it equally. In fact, Logan loved it so much he declared he was going to write a book review about it straight after.
The ending brought a smile to all of our faces, the perfect combination of fun, peril and magic with friends, family and love.
A really fantastic children’s story book, that we all absolutely loved. Such gorgeous illustrations and a truly lovely feel good story, that delivers a great message with it. I can fast see this becoming a favourite on our bookshelves.
Buy the book on Amazon.