SOCKS FOR MR WOLF

A Woolly Adventure Around Ireland

By
Tatyana Feeney
Socks for Mr Wolf

Mr Wolf loves looking good. Mr Wolf loves to dance. But more than anything in the world Mr Wolf loves his beautiful socks. Until one day, a hole appears in one … WHAT can he do? Follow Mr Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks!

 

Awards

Children's Book of the Year (Junior) - 2017

Short-listed

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Hardback:
32 pages
Size:
261x215 mm
ISBN:
9781847179067
Category Picture Book

Mr Wolf loves looking good. Mr Wolf loves to dance.

But more than anything in the world Mr Wolf loves his beautiful socks.

Until one day, a hole appears in one … WHAT can he do?

Follow the rather dapper Mr Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks!

 

Tatyana Feeney grew up in North Carolina, where she spent much of her childhood reading and drawing. This developed into a love of art and particularly illustrations in children's books, so she gave up her abition to be a fire girl and studied Art History and Illustration.

Tatyana now lives in Trim with her husband and two children. She has illustrated several Panda books with The O'Brien Press and is also the author and illustrator of Small Bunny's Blue Blanket, Little Owl's Orange Scarf, Little Frog's Tadpole Trouble and Small Elephant's Bathtime.

delightfully eccentric

Sunday Independent

the minimalist illustrations and the delightful little creatures who are observers greatly add up to the fun

Irish Examiner

a lovely story, with gorgeously stylish illustrations

Parents in Touch

a warm, witty celebration of, well, lots of things: the joy of fixing and making something; the ordinary pleasures that something like a bright pair of socks can bring; even of Ireland itself … Tatyana Feeney’s use of printmaking techniques adds interesting textures and despite the simple story there’s a real variety of scene, image and composition. Mr Wolf is a hugely appealing character, slightly gawky but with a real confidence in himself and what he needs to do. A charming picture book for the very young

Books for Keeps

conjuring a colourful, cosy, sock-wearing wolf, whose unravelling footwear bring him on an adventure around Ireland … Feeney’s blend of block printing and line drawing creates a lovely layered texture to the illustrations, while the simple journey-structure also offers an environmental tale of origins

Irish Times

this lovely book is sure to delight any younger child … He is a true eccentric … an adorable, carefree character who follows his heart and ends up super happy. Feeney’s fresh, illustrative style makes this an uplifting book to both view and read

Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide 2017

The story is about socks and a wolf. The wolf likes wearing socks. He dances and dances, and he gets a hole in his sock. It gets bigger and bigger. He tries to fix it himself but he can’t. He goes to the library because he wants to learn how to fix it himself. He finds a bit of wool and follows it around on an adventure. I liked the part where he went to the library and learned to fix it himself. I like the sheep too because he makes the wool. I give it 10/10

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Liam (6) Senior Infants, Ballyvongane National School, Cork

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning book by Tatyana Feeney is an absolute delight to read … I absolutely loved the dapper, friendly Mr Wolf and his colourful, cosy socks. Perfect to share with young book (and sock!) lovers

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