Sunday, May 19, 2013

Review - Wilfred

Title: Wilfred
Author and Illustrator: Ryan Higgins
Publisher: Dial (March 21, 2013)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 32
Genre: Children’s
Source: Library
Ages: 3 - 5

Kindness and cruelty come in all shapes and sizes. That is the lesson that is learned with Wilfred.

Calling Wilfred humongous and hairy is not an insult, it is true.

Wilfred is lonely and looking for a friend when one day he comes upon a town of little bald people. Seeing the children playing, he wanted to join. Being different has it disadvantages, but one little boy was not scared. He approached this monster and they had fun together.

After promising to return the next day, the little boy was sad when it friend did not return. Turns out the town of little bald people realized that Wilfred has something that they wanted and being the kind person he was Wilfred helped out these people with their nasty idea.

Wilfred wanted to help, that is what a friend does. Little did he know that not all people have good intentions.

The sad little boy set out to make things right, and if it was not for the kindness of this sensitive soul and a town wanting to right a wrong, a hairy humongous Wilfred would not have the thing that he always wanted – a very best friend.

A delightful book to curl up with and read about friendship and caring; and not taking advantage of someone just because they have something that you want.