Monday, December 12, 2016

Nonfiction Monday: Coyote Moon by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Stunning illustrations and spare, poetic prose tell the story of a coyote's night hunt, searching for children for her pups. While her pups wait in the den, guarded by their older siblings, mother coyote hunts. She tries for a mouse, for eggs, for a rabbit, and finally, just as the sun rises, successfully captures a turkey.

Ibatoulline's rich illustrations show the beauty of the night and the coyote's determined hunt for food for her family. Back matter includes further information on coyotes and a list of further information in books and websites.

This story is simple but beautifully captures an often-maligned animal hunting for her family. Older readers will be able to use the book as a starting point for discussion of urban wildlife while younger children will enjoy the evocative text and art.

Verdict: A must-have for your picture book section, whether or not you include informative picture books. A great book for nonfiction storytimes as well as class discussion and one-on-one reading.

ISBN: 9781626720411; Published 2016 by Roaring Brook; Borrowed from another library in my consortium


Annette said...

Such a beautiful book!

Maria Gianferrari said...

I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed Coyote Moon, Jennifer!! Thank you for the lovely review!!

Maria Gianferrari said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed Coyote Moon, Jennifer! Thank you for the very lovely review!! :)