You cannot tame something so happily wild...In this beautiful picture book by Hawaiian artist Emily Hughes we meet a little girl who has known nothing but nature from birth – she was taught to talk by birds, to eat by bears and to play by foxes – she is unashamedly, irrefutably, irrepressibly wild. That is, until she is snared by some very strange animals that look oddly like her, but they don't talk right, eat right, or play correctly, she's puzzled by their behaviour and their insistence to live in these strange concrete structures known as 'apartments' there's no green here, no animals, no trees, no rivers. Now she lives in the comfort of civilization. But will civilization get comfortable with her?


In her debut picture book Emily Hughes brings an uncanny wit to beautiful drawings awash with colour and atmosphere. It is filled with a stunning visual splendour to enchant children and humour their wilder tendencies. Wild is a 21st century answer to Maurice Sendak's children's classic with the same inventiveness, ground-breaking art and unmissable quirkiness.

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