by Maria Gianferrari
illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
This week's pick is from cottager Jamie Michalak.
What it's all about ...
Moon rises, as Coyote wakes in her den, a hallowed-out pine in a cemetery.... So begins Maria Gianferrari's riveting picture book, masterfully illustrated by Bagram Ibatouliine, about a suburban coyote stalking prey to feed her hungry cubs.
Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf …
Coyote Moon takes children along on the coyote's nightly adventure, offering kids a rare peek at what might happen in their own neighborhood while they're fast asleep.
My favorite lines …
My favorite illustration …
|From COYOTE MOON by Maria Gianferrari. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.|
Why kids will love it …
Children love learning about nocturnal animals. After reading this story, they'll find a "Coyote Facts" section. (Did you know that coyotes can leap up to twelve feet to pounce on prey? Whoa!)
Why grown-ups will love it …
Drama, action, thrills, and chills ... Coyote Moon is a delicious read-aloud!