The Wolf-birds

The Wolf-birds

Book - 2015
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In a story set deep in the wild winter wood, two hungry ravens fly in search of their next meal. A pack of wolves is on the hunt, too. Food is scarce, but, if they team up, the ravens and wolves just might be able to help each other. Lyrical, spare text and acrylic paint illustrations combine to give this picture book a elegant, stylized feel that completes this portrait of a multi-faceted symbiotic relationship.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781771470544
Branch Call Number: J 599.773 DAW


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Jan 26, 2019

This is a good story to introduce kids to animal survival and symbiotic relationships in the wild. There are animals that die in the story, but like another reviewer said, there's nothing graphic. I suppose based on that, parents can decide whether it's a subject their kids are ready for.

Oct 14, 2017

Beautiful illustrations and the story clearly shows the relationship between wolves and ravens in their hunt for food.

Jul 26, 2017

Read this to 5 year old but only because I knew he was ready for it.
It deals with reality as he was very curious about prey and how it works in the wild and this book deals with it simply and shows why it is like that ending with the needs of the family/cycle and how there's survival of the fittest. My son asked questions and reasoned why they all couldn't live or why the wolf couldn't have jumped differently and avoided the outcome and I explained and talked with him. He was happy with the story and still asked to read it again.
I think it is done really well for a child story and isn't done too graphically or with too much gore or the likes.
It's nice to have real options for kids who are ready and parents comfortable with it.

VaughanPLKelly May 28, 2017

This picture book is based on the interaction of different species (ravens, wolves, and their prey), and is recommended for older children due to the death of one of the wolves and their prey (a deer). However, it is informative about the ecological relationships between species and could provide an introduction to this topic. The artwork is also striking, with bold lines.

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