Author/Illustrator: Jeff Crosby
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: July 5, 2011
I have not had a picture book make me laugh as much as this one did for a long time.
Wiener Wolf could be a word-less picture book and still be hilarious. But it does have words, and they make it even better!
Wiener Dog has found life with Granny to be a bit lame. Kind of like we all find life sometimes. But then he sees a television program about wolves and decides that they have the life. Off he goes to the nearest State Park to join a wolf pack. But is the forest on the other side of the TV really greener?
The illustrations in Wiener Wolf are vivid and exaggerated. Weiner Dog has a great variety of expressions, and readers can tell that the author/illustrator Jeff Crosby has spent a good bit of his life with his own wiener dogs, Baron and Fritz.
Though a bit unrealistic when it comes to a wiener dog living with a pack of wolves and not being eaten, Wiener Wolf holds great lessons about contentment, friendship, and love.
Have you had a time where the "other side of the fence" looked better? How did you learn otherwise?