The Girl and the Wolf is a recent release from Theytus Books. In this children’s 2019 picture book a young girl is out in the woods picking berries. But the girl has forgotten mother’s instruction about going off by herself and soon the girl is lost. Suddenly a grey wolf appears and the girl is afraid. But this wolf is different from the European approach to wolves in fairy tales. This large wolf is kind and helpful as he assists the frightened child calm herself and draw upon her knowledge of the woods. The girl successfully finds her way home and recounts her encounter with the wolf. This engaging picture book illustrated by renowned Métis Cree artist Julie Flett combines with the poetic narrative of Métis author Katherena Vermette, to capture the attention of kindergarten to grade 3 students. This wonderful story can encourage children to problem solve and be independent as well as be thankful for assistance. At the story`s close the girl leaves a tobacco tie at the wood`s edge as a message of gratitude. Highly recommended.