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Children's Fiction Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends & Mythology

The Wolf Suit

by (author) Sid Sharp

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends & Mythology, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Humorous, Animals
Recommended Age
6 to 11
Recommended Grade
1 to 6
Recommended Reading age
6 to 11
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price

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“Gorgeous.”—The New York Times • NYPL Best Books of 2022 • School Library Journal Best Books of 2022 • Indigo Best Kids’ Books of 2022 • JLG Gold Standard Selection • Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Winner • Kids Indie Next Pick

Bellwether Riggwelter is, once again, out of blackberries. This time, rather than tiptoe through a forest full of predators, he comes up with a new plan. He will keep himself safe by blending in—he will sew a Wolf Suit! The disguise works perfectly . . . sort of. Bellwether realizes he can’t enjoy the forest in a bulky suit, and he may not be the only creature in the forest who feels that way. Perhaps not everyone is as wolfish as they appear.

With humor, darkness, and insight reminiscent of Jon Klassen and Edward Gorey, Sid Sharp turns the idiom “wolf in sheep’s clothing” on its head.

This award-winning hilarious and touching graphic novel debut about the pressures of conformity and conquering fear by finding community is the perfect contemporary folktale to press into the hands of anyone who has felt they need to pretend to be someone else.

About the author

SID SHARP is an artist and illustrator from Toronto who makes drawings, paintings, and comics. Their main interests include folklore, scary stories, mysterious and unknowable things, and finding good sticks for their stick collection. Sid attended OCAD University and works in an antiquarian bookstore that smells really good. The Wolf Suit, Sid’s first graphic novel for kids, was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and was featured in Best of the Year lists by the New York Public Library, School Library Journal, and The Globe and Mail.

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  • Joint winner, School Library Journal Best Book of 2022
  • Joint winner, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
  • Joint winner, Indigo Top 50 Best Kids Books of 2022
  • Joint winner, New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
  • Joint winner, American Booksellers Association Kids Indie Next P

Editorial Reviews

“The gorgeous black and dark blue backgrounds, thick with night, make the opening of the curtain, and the sunlight that spills onto the last page, feel like another undressed window through which we can better see the self.”

The New York Times

“A timeless message presented in an enthralling tale. Highly recommended for purchase.”

School Library Journal, *starred review

“Poignant affirmation that friendships can blossom when we are brave enough to reveal our true selves.”

Kirkus Reviews