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WILD CHILD -written & illustrated by Steven Salerno, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.
"Forceful writing and the improbable gracefulness Salerno bestows on this kicking, biting, punching machine makes this a furiously fun read." -Publishers Weekly
The jungle animals have their lives turned upside down when the most terrible and fearsome creature of all shows up one day... the Wild Child! In order to bring peace back to their jungle they must figure out a way to calm this wild thing... and quickly!
above: cropped view of the cover for Wild Child.
left: first sighting of the feared wild child!
above: the wild child relentlessly terrorizing all the jungle animals.
above: cropped view of a page from the printed book... the wild child gets a shower from the elephant.
above: a random pattern of jungle leaves as the end papers art.
above: cropped view of the title page in the printed book.
above: preliminary SKETCH... the Gorilla cradles the wild child in her arms while sitting quietly in the grass.
above: the wild child terrorizes the jungle community ...
Constantly grabbing, pinching, and pooping!
Forever pulling, kicking, and crying!
Always biting, hitting, and howling!