I found this award winning book when I was looking for another book , that used the same illustrator, to give as a gift. The story of a little girl, who is feeling wolfish, as told by her sister who is trying to cheer her, is a magical story that progresses with the sister painting beautiful pictures to transform the wolfish sister. The illustrations and writing are exceptional. I will not give this book away, but save it to read to all the little ones in my family.
Lovely book - for all ages. I am a 70-year old woman who loves to do art - my sister is 68 and writes. I was so happy to find this children's book that addresses the relationship between two famous sisters to give as a birthday gift to my own sister. There are such truths in good children's literature, truths that never are outgrown!
This book is a thing of beauty. The language is very expressive and the illustrations wonderfully imaginative. It shows sympathy for moody children and a at the same time suggests a practicable means for getting out of a funk. The wordplay is clever and appropriate, and the imagined interaction between the Vanessa and Virginia Stephen (not yet Woolf) is representative of their actual relationship.
Love the clear facility of the wordsmith and imaginative whimsy of the illustrator. A perfect marriage! This is how to write a picture book; it envelopes you in the world you're seeing through the book.