Big Wolf & Little Wolf: The Little Leaf That Wouldn't Fall

Big Wolf & Little Wolf: The Little Leaf That Wouldn't Fall


Written by Nadine Brun-Cosme
Illustrated by Olivier Tallec
Translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

A 2009 Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

High, high up in a tree is a little leaf. Little Wolf dreams of touching and even eating this leaf. In fact, he wants nothing more. The only problem is that his little leaf refuses to fall.

Big Wolf is willing to do anything to make Little Wolf happy, so one winter’s morning, Big Wolf says, “I’m going up.” At first, his climb up the big tree goes smoothly, but the higher he goes, the more slippery and dangerous it gets. Little Wolf waits below, wondering whether his little leaf is worth such trouble after all. Climbing to the top of a frost covered tree isn’t easy. What if something happens to Big Wolf?

Big Wolf & Little Wolf: The Little Leaf that Wouldn’t Fall is a lovely story about two friends and the many ways in which friendship teaches patience, boldness, and love.

ISBN: 978-1-59270-088-2
9.5" (W) x 11.75" (H) • 32 pages • HCJ

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A 2009 Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection

"[...] a story that will stay with its young readers, presenting the perfect union between text and image to appeal to growing minds." —The Midwest Book Review

"With young children's natural curiosity about leaves, changing colors, and seasons, as well as curriculum that cover these topics, this will be a valuable addition to classrooms and libraries as well as a beautiful browsing and read-aloud book. Recommended." —Library Media Connection

"Oliver Tallec's gorgeous pastel pictures (with the wolves wearing mittens and hats this time—way too cute) compliment this lyrical story to perfection. It's direct and obvious on one level but also elegant and deep on another. Simply put there is no talking down to the reader and I think a lot of kids will appreciate that a lot, just as much as they will getting to know these two characters a little better." —Colleen Mondor, Chasing Ray

"Highly Recommended." —Tucson Unified School District

"Destined to become a classic, Big Wolf and Little Wolf: The Little Leaf That Wouldn't Fall reminds us all that the most wonderful riches are often right in front of us." —Niki Masse Schoenfeldt

"Highly recommended, this series has its own unique feel and style. These are quiet books, filled with natural beauty and deep connections." —Tasha Saecker, Kids Lit


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