In the dark of the night a mother coyote stalks prey to feed her
hungry pups. Her hunt takes her through a suburban town where she
encounters a mouse, a rabbit, a flock of angry geese, and finally an
unsuspecting turkey on the library lawn.
Perhaps Coyote’s family won’t go hungry today.
2016 Junior Library Guild Selection
2017 ALSC Notable Children's Book.
"Yip-yip-yip-yip!" indeed, for this sympatheticportrayal of a not-often-celebrated creature who shares our world. (Informational picture book. 4-8) -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Quietly poetic text and show-stopping artwork create a tense account of
a coyote's nocturnal search for food. Gianferrari (the Penny &
Jellybooks) instantly establishes an atmospheric setting, opening as
'Coyotewakes in her den,/ a hollowed-out pine in a cemetery.'
Ibatoulline'spaintings, always impressive, are downright astonishing in
this book."--starred review from Publisher's Weekly
"A captivating and atmospheric title about a mother coyote on the hunt
through a suburban landscape. … Simple text and remarkable artwork make
this a great selection for read-alouds and parent-child bonding." School Library Journal starred review
"The prose is delicate ("Coyote threads through rusty reeds")
butfactual, and the contrast of domestic setting and very
undomesticatedanimal is arresting. Ibatoulline's art displays his usual
amazingprecision in textures such as fur and bark, and it turns the
moody tones of the coyote's nocturnal adventure into great drama, with
startlingprey's-eye-view images of the critter in full hunt. Backyard
nature hasrarely been this exciting; kids who would roll their eyes at
treeidentification will sit intrigued for this. A spread of coyote
facts,including websites and books for further reading, helpfully rounds
outthe volume." Project Muse
First Runner-up for the Wyoming Buckaroo Award (2017-2018).