Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"Erik the Lone Wolf" - a bookwrap


"Erik The Lone Wolf"
by Sarah Finan

Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten

Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations 

About the book

Once upon a time there was a little wolf cub named Erik who just gets fed up living with the rest of the pack.  He wants to strike out on his own, be his own boss and do what he wants to do.  Is that a wise thing to do?  Well he doesn't care... he's out of there.

He is free to be a lone wolf and not conform to the wishes of the others.  Things don't go exactly as he hoped and soon he finds himself in grave danger and ... all alone.  Oh my!  He desperately needs help and it is then that he realizes why the family and the rest of the pack is so needed.  They rely on each other not only for companionship but for safety as well.

This heartfelt adventure story reminds the reader the value of family and no matter what, your family is there to love and keep you from harm.  

"I don't want to be a lone wolf anymore." Erik whispered to his family that night.  "Even big wolves need the pack sometimes," they agreed.  

After his adventure, Erik knew he'd never feel crowded by the pack again."

The illustrations are lovely.  They are full of action and emotion that enrich the tale greatly.  You always have to use caution and be careful what you wish for.  Sometimes you don't appreciate what you have until it's gone. 

Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!!!!! 

Introducing the author/illustrator of the book

I have recently graduated with an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Having spent the last 20 years as a graphic designer, it feels wonderful, but very scary, to pick up a pencil, rather than a mouse, and draw. It makes my heart beat faster... After all, who wouldn’t want to escape into a world where wolves ski and a little boy saves the day with a strand of tinned spaghetti?

In June 2015 I won second prize with ‘Yankee Doodle Stanley’ in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration..... YEEEEE HA!

In May 2016 ‘The Bench’ was awarded with honourable mention of the Znak Publishing House in the 5th edition of ‘A well designed book - lets start with children competition’ in Poland.

My debut picture book, as author illustrator, 'Erik the Lone Wolf', will be published by Frances Lincoln First Editions in February 2018. 

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