This lyrical, gorgeously illustrated picture book in verse follows a litter of baby wolf pups in the wild through their first full lunar cycle.
Deep in the forest, Mama Wolf gives birth to an adorable litter of pups under a sky full of moon. Over the next month, the pups will open their eyes, stretch out their tiny paws, and playfully explore the world around them—all under the watchful eyes of Mama Wolf and the rest of the pack. And before long, these pups will be big enough to yip at the full moon themselves!
With stunning artwork and a gently rhyming text full of fascinating wolf facts, this ideal bedtime or storytime read is perfect for anyone who has ever heard the call of the wild.
About the Author
Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous beloved picture books, including the Caldecott Honor book All the World; Kate, Who Tamed the Wind; and Another Way to Climb a Tree. Learn more at lizgartonscanlon.com and follow Liz on Twitter at @LGartonScanlon.
Chuck Groenink is the illustrator of many picture books, including William's Winter Nap / A Cozy Good Night by Linda Ashman, The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh, and Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug by Evan Kuhlman. Visit Chuck online at ChuckGroenink.com and follow him on Instagram @c.groenink.
Praise for Full Moon Pups:
"The lightly fictionalized narrative introduces children to the wolves and the phases of the moon, which goes through one complete cycle as the story progresses . . . The illustrations effectively showcase both the wolves and the moon, while the rhythmic, rhyming verses include just enough information about the pups to interest young children." —Booklist
"Irresistibly adorable." —Kirkus Reviews
"Scanlon shines new light on a keystone species’ life cycle through the subtle framing of a lunar cycle. The text’s tightly structured rhyming stanzas, softened by sweet alliteration and an earnest tone, lend well to a thoughtful, informational storytime itinerary . . . Groenink’s use of soft textures, diffused light, and striking combinations of blues offset by warm hues, creates a sequence of breathtaking art." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Rhyming quatrains by Garton Scanlon trace the birth and early lives of a litter of wolf cubs in this closely observed picture book marked by the moon’s phases . . . Lush, deep blue multimedia spreads splashed with sunset tints by Groenink convey the majestic sweep of mountains and pine forests, and the animated facial expressions of the approachable-looking wolves." —Publishers Weekly