Author(s): Vita Murrow
Onyx is a picture book story based on the real-life antics and behaviours of the wolves of Yellowstone National Park.
When Onyx was a young pup in Yellowstone National Park, he was the runt of the litter. Although he was bullied by his siblings for being the smallest, Onyx knew that he could lead a pack better than anyone. As he grew up, he learned to resolve conflict, becoming a step-dad to another family of wolves who had lost their alpha. But it all changed when the toughest pup of the family partnered with a rival pack. One day, the elder wolf and his wild-card stepson met on a ridge. Normally, this would lead to violence, but instead, they met in a graceful and powerful bow. The wolves of Yellowstone flourished.
Moving illustrations from Anneli Bray will make you want to hug the page. Creatures Great and Small is a series of picture books based on real-life animal antics in which children discover that all creatures have important stories to tell us - no matter how great or small. These true stories feature animals as models of positive qualities like compassion, justice and using ones power for good. As children grow, they too will value and seek these qualities in their own stories and in the world around them.
Also debuting for the series is Fluffles, based on the koalas of the Australian outback - with even more heartwarming stories to come.