The Wolf Who Ate the Sky

by Mary Daniel Hobson and Anna Isabel Rauh, and illustrated by Charles Hobson
published by Heyday, Berkeley, CA, 2015, 32 pages, 10.5 x 7.5 inches, hardcover


When my daughter, Anna, was 3.5 years old, we created this story together during car rides to and from preschool. In telling it again and again, it grew into the story that is now in this book. My father, artist Charles Hobson, illustrated and designed it. This 3-generation project was published by Heyday (Berkeley, CA) in spring 2015.

Here is a taste of the plot: “A very hungry wolf eats the sky, plunging the whole world into darkness, but a brave boy and a menagerie of animals are determined to bring back the light.”

To learn more about how this book was created, please read this interview with me and my father done by Mariko Conner at Heyday.

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Below is the book trailer video which features Anna at 3.5 years old telling a version of the story.