Author/Illustrator: William Grill
Publisher: Flying Eye Books, 2016
Themes: wolves, wildlife conservation, New Mexico
Opening: Half a million wolves once roamed freely across North America, but with the arrival of European settlers the habitats of the animals began to change.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Lobo, the legendary leader of a band of cattle-killing wolves has been terrorizing cattle ranchers and their livestock in the American Southwest. Bounty hunter Ernest Thompson Seton, sets out to trap and exterminate Lobo. “A beautiful re-telling of the first story from Ernest Thompson Seton’s 1898 Classic, Wild Animals I Have Known”–publisher.
Resources/Activities: Why I like this book: I deeply admire William Grill’s visual storytelling skills (see my recommendation for Shackleton’s Journey HERE) and was so pleased to find this in the library! I made myself a nice cup of coffee and sat down with it as soon as I got home but barely took a sip, I was so riveted. By the time I finished my coffee was cold, and I was sopping up my tears! A sad AND beautifully told story you will not regret reading. I promise!
For more Perfect Picture Book picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.