Monday, January 25, 2021

"The Wolf in Underpants at Full Speed" - a bookwrap



The Wolf in Underpants at Full Speed 

Authored by Wilfrid Lupano

Illustrated by Mayana Itoïz, Paul Cauuet


* Ages:  7-11 years
* Grade Level:  2-5
* Length:  40 pages
* Publisher:  Graphic Universe
* Pub. Date:  March 2, 2021
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

There's excitement in the forest today. It's race day!  But there is also a mystery looming.  Someone has defaced all the posters advertising the event. Who could be the culprit?  The animals unanimously conscript Wolf to investigate the crime.  

After using all his sleuthing skills he discovers a tiny chickadee is the villain of this heinous act.  He questions the motive and learns that the little bird is seeking revenge.  One of his wings is deformed which hinders his ability to fly so he cannot join in the fun and excitement of the big day with the others.  With a compassionate heart Wolf hatches a plan to lead that minute chickadee not only to register in the race but to WIN it!  Could Wolf's trademark underwear have any part in that victory? 

This delightful tale will have kids giggling. It is Book 3 of 3 in  "The Wolf in Underpants" series.  The graphic novel format is full of detail, action and emotion.  The illustrations are fantastic and the life lesson of successfully finding common ground is positive and much needed in today's world.  I highly, highly recommend this fun book. 

Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!

Meet the Author

Wilfrid Lupano was born in Nantes, in the west of France, and spent most of his childhood in the southwestern city of Pau, France. He spent his childhood reading through his parents' comic book collection and enjoying role‑playing games. He studied literature and philosophy, receiving a degree in English, before he began to script comics. He has written numerous graphic novels for French readers, including the series Les Vieux Fourneaux (in English, The Old Geezers). With this series, Lupano and Paul Cauuet first developed the idea that would become The Wolf in Underpants. Lupano once again lives in Pau after spending several years in the city of Toulouse.

About the Illustrators

Mayana Itoïz was born in the city of Bayonne, in the southwest of France, and studied at the institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse (School of Fine Arts in Toulouse), where she worked in many different mediums. In addition to being an illustrator and a cartoonist, she has taught art to high school students. She lives in the Pyrenees, near France's mountainous southern border, and splits her time between art, family, and travel.

Paul Cauuet was born in Toulouse and grew up in a family that encouraged his passion for drawing. He was also a fond reader of classic Franco-Belgian comics such as Tintin and Asterix. He studied at the University of Toulouse and went on to a career as a cartoonist. Cauuet and Wilfrid Lupano first collaborated on an outer-space comedy series before working together on Les Vieux Fourneaux (The Old Geezers). --This text refers to the library edition.

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