Thursday 5 September 2019

The Way Home For Wolf - Book Review

**AD -Review**

Both James and Evelyn love to read, whether its at home, in the car, having a bedtime story or reading allowed they are rarely without a book. So I am always on the look out for new books for us to read, especially together at bedtime, so when we were recently offered the chance to have a read of a brand new book to us we couldn't wait!

The book is called "The Way Home For Wolf" which is written by Rachel Bright and illustrated by Jim Field.

The book is a feel-good story set in the snowy arctic which follows a tiny wolf cub called Wilf. Wilf thinks he is strong, independent and ready to lead the wolf pack. But when the other wolves laugh him off and tell him he is too small to lead yet, he is left feeling deflated.

When they are later forced to move on after their cave is taken over by a polar bear, Wilf struggles to keep up with the rest of the pack and quickly falls behind. He ends up along, in the cold snowy Arctic in the middle of a blizzard! As the ice around Wilf cracks and he falls into the freezing water, he realises he needs help and is thankfully saved by a beautiful "sea unicorn".

As the animals from all around the Arctic come together to help him get home he soon realises that everyone needs a helping hand sometimes and just how important friendships are.

The rhyming text throughout the book make it a lovely book to read and introduces children to lots of beautiful Arctic animals both big and small. Proving that no matter your size you can still lend a hand and be helpful.

I am a huge fan of kids books that have a hidden message within them as I feel like these messages really come across to children so well and this book in no exception. It has a lovely heart warming story and even I felt myself choking up a little as I read the last few sentences of the book. A tale of friendship, the kindness of strangers and never being afraid to ask for help conveyed perfectly in a way kids can grasp.

The illustrations in this book, by the very talented Jim Field are absolutely stunning. They really capture the story and of course Wilf is adorable. The kids could really connect with the images which was great. Especially for Evelyn who can't yet read but has been happily looking through the images in the book by herself as they are so lovely.

This book gets a huge thumbs up from us. It is a beautiful story with mesmerising images and a fantastic message inside for kids of all ages. Both James and Evelyn (who are aged 10 and 5) loved the story and the illustrations and it will definitely be a permanent addition to our bedtime story shelf for a long time to come.

Do you have any favourite bedtime stories you read with your kids?


** This is a collaborative post, I also received a fee for this review. However all words, opinions and images are my own. **


  1. This looks a great book, one my daughter would love for sure! Her favourite bedtime book at the moment is one called Grandma Z, it's all about a boy who feels ordinary until his Grandma Z comes over to take him out for his birthday.

  2. It looks and sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks like a book both Olivia and Jack would enjoy. Jack particularly loves David Walliams books at the moment.

  4. Looks like a lovely book that my kids would love to read. Love the style of the illustrations and like that it is a book with a hidden message.

  5. It sounds a great book and those illustrations are really stunning. Bedtime reading with the kids is so speical. Mich x

  6. I have one child that was always a big reader. This truly does sound like a fun read for families.

  7. Little J has a bedtime story each night so I love finding new books for us to read, thanks

  8. Oh what a lovely story! The illustrations are superb too. My kids would have loved this when they were little.

  9. What a lovely book. I'm trying to encourage my nephew to read more at the moment and books like this which are beautifully illustrated will definitely help! x

  10. Awww what a beautiful story and absolutely loving the illustrations, definitely buying it for my nephew.

  11. This looks like such a nice book. We're always on the hunt for new reads - so I will have a look for this the next time we're in the City.