Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka


Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka

Wolf is feeling offended and indignant - all the wolves he has ever read about are nasty, scary and greedy, so to set the record straight he decides to write a story about a nice wolf. But will his wolfish instincts get the better of him after all?


Full of visual jokes, it keeps readers guessing in an original slant on a familiar theme. The Bookseller Will delight young readers. Booklist Pair with Emily Gravett's Wolves. -- Patricia Austin Booklist A beautiful picture book, perfect for curling up with out of the cold!...Another quirky story for young children from the highly acclaimed illustrator of Burger Boy Family Magazine The reader is taken along through the brightly illustrated page of Wolf's story, as his misjudged main character follows the footprints in the snow in order to find a friend Child Education Plus

About the Author

Mei Matsuoka is half Japanese. Since graduating from Kingston College of Art in 2004 her work has attracted a lot of interest and she is in much demand as an illustrator. Her illustrations for a short story won first prize in a UNESCO sponsored competition, which she travelled to Japan to collect in 2005. Her books just keep getting better!

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

2nd October 2008



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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