Footprints in the Snow, by Mei Matsuoka
Wolf is feeling offended
and indignant: All the wolves he’s ever read about are nasty, scary,
and greedy! To set the record straight he decides to write a story about
a nice wolf. But will his wolfish instincts get the better of him after
Author/illustrator Mei Matsuoka’s simple yet
sophisticated art imbues Wolf’s story of searching for a friend with wry
humor and subtle wit.
I love finding picture books that have it all: great artwork, imagination, humor, and originality.
Footprints in the Snow was a delightful surprise to read. My children and I both fell in love with the story and read it again and again. It is one of those books that I hope everyone reads and loves so that it will become a classic and stick around for a long time.
The artwork is fantastic. I loved how the illustrations depicted Wolf’s artwork and you could see his pencil in the corner of the page, or a paw, or some other artistic tool.