Sophy doesn’t know how to fit in. She tries to talk at school but the words get stuck in her throat and everyone laughs and whispers behind her back. Upset and alone, Sophy hides away in her room. But then an extraordinary thing happens…
Sophy is whisked away to a magical snowy land where she meets a wolf and her cub. The unlikely trio roll, run and howl together, playing happily in the snow. Sophy has found friends and nothing can ruin her day… until a big, angry bear appears. But Sophy finally finds her voice and finds the courage she's been looking for all along.
This is a story of overcoming the isolating feeling of being shy, finding friends and most importantly, finding your voice.
Jo Loring-fisher is an artist, illustrator and storyteller based a stones throw away from Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. She loves the countryside, and enjoys creating images using a range of materials including collage, inks, paint and printmaking. Much of her inspiration comes from observing nature and everyday life. She loves the scope of subjects that children’s books cover, from light-hearted, to tackling the challenges we all face. She sometimes favours difficult subject matter softened by the use of her chosen materials. She is a recent graduate of Cambridge School of Art’s MA in Children’s Book Illustration.