Monday, May 13, 2013

Wilfred by Ryan Higgins –ESSENTIAL

Higgins, Ryan Wilfred PICTURE BOOK.  Dial, 2013 (American Edition). $11.79.  Content: Language: G (0 swears);  Mature Content: G ;  Violence: G.

Wilfred is a giant who is not only hairy but lonely. When he comes across town where everyone is bald –Wilfred thinks he has found a new friend. The little boy is quite bossy but Wilfred doesn't mind. But when the towns people ask for Wilfred's fur to make wigs for everyone, they don’t consider how it will affect Wilfred. His new friend is determined to help Wilfred survive the winter, no matter the risk.

This wonderful story has some pretty powerful lessons about taking advantage of friends and proving your friendship. It’s full of heart and is an amazing addition to any library collection. On top of that, the illustrations are phenomenally adorable, especially the cover –which will serves as a big drawn for this stupendous book!

EL (K-3)  –ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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