The Wolf Suit (Hardcover)
November/December 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“Bellweather has to figure out a way through the forest without getting eaten by the wolves. Combining the best attributes of picture books and graphic novels, this is a good pick for a longer story. The illustrations add dimension, and humor!”
— Margaret Neville, The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT
charming story with suitably beautiful / creepy artwork about the forms we take to protect ourselves when we go out into the wild. even though everyone else outside is scary only because they are anxious and dressed up too. plus the main character is a sheep named Bellwether Riggwelter which is just superb.— Douglas
Somewhere in between a picture book and a novella for kids and their grown-ups, this fable is full of heart, humor, and incredible illustrations. Perfect for readers who love the quirkiness of Over the Garden Wall, and readers who perhaps relate just a tad too much to the feeling of needing to wear a mask to socialize.— Mariana
"Gorgeous."--The New York Times - Best Books of 2022 lists: NYPL, School Library Journal, The Globe and Mail, Indigo - JLG Gold Standard Selection - Moonbeam Children's Book Award 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.