I am a cat person. Well, actually more of a pet rock person, but that’s another story. It is not that I do not like dogs, I just know that they are a lot of work, need a lot of love and time. And I know I cannot give that to any pet. However, I know that, like in I Am a Wolf if I did decide to get a pet, there would be the perfect one for me.
Kelly Leigh Miller has made a cute book about dog love. The love a dog can give to you and the love you can give them. Even if they think they are a lone wolf and do not need a pack. Wolf is a stray that is found and brought to an adoption event. He is messy, not cute and has a bark that would make a tree naked. Everyone passes him by until one special little girl knows what is best for him. Loosely based on the authors own experiences with a difficult dog, this is for dog lovers of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Just like the illustrations show all types of people and dogs that would fit them. The illustrations are simple, little details, the right amount of color popping and being quiet on the page. And even and old grump like me could not help but be a little charmed by the hero of our story.
And perhaps that is partly because I found the author on Twitter and told her I had read her book and thought she had a hit on her hand, because she does. The public will gobble this book up like Wolf gobbles his food.
(And in case you were wondering, yes she did reply, liked and retweeted my tweet to her).