GRAY WOLF PUP by Doe Boyle

GRAY WOLF PUP

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the Smithsonian Wild Heritage Collection, an Alaskan wolf pup is portrayed during a single day--romping with other pups, deferring to his father, straying from the pack when he chases a mouse. At twilight, his parents track him and fetch him home. To state that ``From now on, Gray Wolf Pup will follow the pack's rules. He will not wander nor disobey his parents'' may exaggerate the effect of a single experience, but the more general concept--that the pup is learning essential lessons through each interaction--is on target. And though her text is simple, Boyle neatly incorporates other basics of wolf behavior- -e.g., that the mother is the ``alpha female'' (one of several terms defined in a short glossary). Domm uses a palette dominated by saturated greens and blues for skillful depictions of a tundra lush with wildflowers and the animals in a variety of typical poses. An attractive introduction. Also new: Boyle's Summer Coat, Winter Coat (ISBN: 0-56899-015-4), about an Alaskan snowshoe hare. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-56899-010-3
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1993




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