Not only is this book visually amazing, but the story is so relatable and creatively told. It is all about a sheep doing their own thing in their little cottage, until the sheep has to go out into the presumably mean forest and endure what lies ahead. I will stop there because I don't want to spoil the story, but The Wolf Suit is definitely an enjoyable read and I like to think, in its own way, a tale of the typical New York experience. And while it's listed as a children's graphic novel, I think everyone can appreciate this one!— Micah
November/December 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“Bellweather has to figure out a way through the forest without getting eaten by the wolves. Combining the best attributes of picture books and graphic novels, this is a good pick for a longer story. The illustrations add dimension, and humor!”
— Margaret Neville, The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT
"Gorgeous."--The New York Times - Best Books of 2022 lists: NYPL, School Library Journal, The Globe and Mail, Indigo - JLG Gold Standard Selection - Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winner - Kids Indie Next Pick
Bellwether Riggwelter is, once again, out of blackberries. This time, rather than tiptoe through a forest full of predators, he comes up with a new plan. He will keep himself safe by blending in--he will sew a Wolf Suit The disguise works perfectly . . . sort of. Bellwether realizes he can't enjoy the forest in a bulky suit, and he may not be the only creature in the forest who feels that way. Perhaps not everyone is as wolfish as they appear.
With humor, darkness, and insight reminiscent of Jon Klassen and Edward Gorey, Sid Sharp turns the idiom "wolf in sheep's clothing" on its head.
This award-winning hilarious and touching graphic novel debut about the pressures of conformity and conquering fear by finding community is the perfect contemporary folktale to press into the hands of anyone who has felt they need to pretend to be someone else.
About the Author
SID SHARP is an artist and illustrator from Toronto who makes drawings, paintings, and comics. Their main interests include folklore, scary stories, mysterious and unknowable things, and finding good sticks for their stick collection. Sid attended OCAD University and works in an antiquarian bookstore that smells really good. The Wolf Suit, Sid's first graphic novel for kids, was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and was featured in Best of the Year lists by the New York Public Library, School Library Journal, and The Globe and Mail.