Big Wolf and Little Wolf: The Little Leaf that Wouldn’t Fall by Nadine Brun-Cosme; Illustrated by Olivier Tallec
The wolf duo spends time together over the various seasons. Every so often, Little Wolf notices a particular leaf on a tree and asks Big Wolf to get it for him. The leaf is up high in the tree. Big Wolf always says to wait and it will eventually fall.
Spring becomes summer; summer becomes autumn; autumn becomes winter. The leaf still remains on the tree, now all alone. One morning Big Wolf announces that he will climb the tree. As he makes his way up the tree, the branches become smaller and crackle under his weight. Little Wolf wonders if it is worth the trouble.
Will Big Wolf be able to retrieve the leaf for his dear friend?
This is the second book in the series to be published in the US. I reviewed the first book here.
I love the illustrations, which appear to be painted (Oils? Acrylics? I’m not sure of the exact medium). They are simply magnificent and beautiful.
The story is a tale of friendship, both simple and sweet.