Friends Big Wolf and Little Wolf see an orange “so round, so sweet and so bright.” The problem is that both of them want it.
Big Wolf picks the orange, but when he sees Little Wolf looking longingly at the orange, Big Wolf throws it to him. But Big Wolf throws too hard, and the orange sails over Little Wolf’s head. Big Wolf is so disappointed over the orange’s disappearance that Little Wolf goes in search of the orange.
As the sun sets, Big Wolf begins to worry about Little Wolf and goes in search of him. Big Wolf finds the orange, but his mind is no longer concerned with the fruit. Instead, he is worried about Little Wolf and what might have happened to him.
As the night falls, Big Wolf’s worry turns to fear, sadness and loneliness. When all hope seems to have gone, the darkness finally becomes day, and Big Wolf is reunited with Little Wolf. He throws the orange to Little Wolf who this time catches it. The story ends with the two friends living happily together for a long time.
This charming, heartwarming story about friendship is the third and final book in the Big Wolf and Little Wolf trilogy. Bold illustrations effectively convey the range of emotions that Big Wolf experiences as he moves from joy to worry to fear and sadness back to relief and finally joy on his search for his friend Little Wolf. Recommended.