by Cheryl Blackford
Illustrations by Laurie CapleMinnesota Historical Society Press, 2015. Picture Book
Hungry Coyote is full of lyrical writing that, through rhythm and repetition, helps immerse the reader in Coyote’s world. That world is not so wild, though – there are persistent reminders of how close to a city full of busy people Coyote lives. Those humans never quite enter Coyote’s spaces, as Caple’s lush illustrations maintain a respectful distance between the coyotes and us. This book beautifully reveals how our wild neighbors may not be as far away (or as different from us) as we think.