Howl
Howl
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Howl

Written by Kat Patrick
Published by Scribble Us
Prices as of Jan 16

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A mother and daughter’s transformation into wolves provides a creative take on how to cope with feelings

It was one of those days for Maggie when nothing seemed to be going quite right—”the sky was too blue,” “all the squiggles were too squiggly,” and “the pajamas were the wrong kind of pajamas.” When Maggie decides the moon is too bright for sleeping, things come to a head and “Maggie almost explode(s),” as does her mother. After her two front teeth fall out (one more reason to hate the day), however, Maggie discovers that the little fangs growing back in their place have her feeling a little “wolfish” and goes outside to exhibit her newfound nature. Mom finds herself feeling a little wolfish as well, and lets out a howl that 1) impresses Maggie, and 2) brings them together for an totally unexpected bonding session as wolves as they howl, dance, and use their heightened wolf senses to appreciate the world around them. The message about how to cope with frustration seems to be a deliberate mindfulness with a release of emotions that’s a mix of calm (smelling and listening to the world, breathing) and explosion (running, dancing and howling). A gorgeous color palette combined with illustrations with very deliberately visible sketch strokes perfectly match the tone of the story—fun, quirky and completely unique.

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ISBN
9781950354450
Publication Date
October 6, 2020
Page Count
32
Reading Age
3 - 7 years
ASIN/ISBN 10
1950354458

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