click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  first jungle sighting of the feared  wild child    WILD CHILD  -written & illustrated by  Steven Salerno , published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.  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!    "Forceful writing and the improbable gracefulness Salerno bestows on this kicking, biting, punching machine makes this a furiously fun read."    -Publishers Weekly
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of the cover for  Wild Child .    see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the wild child relentlessly terrorizing all the jungle animals.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed cropped view of a page from the printed book... the wild child gets an unwnated shower from the elephant.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:    a random pattern of jungle leaves used as the   end papers art.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed   cropped view of the title page in the printed book.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a   preliminary  SKETCH ... the Gorilla cradles the wild child in her arms while sitting quietly in the grass.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detail from a spread which illustrates the following lines of text:  Constantly  grabbing ,  pinching , and  pooping!    Forever  pulling ,  kicking , and  crying !  Always  biting ,  hitting , and  howling !
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  first jungle sighting of the feared  wild child    WILD CHILD  -written & illustrated by  Steven Salerno , published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.  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!    "Forceful writing and the improbable gracefulness Salerno bestows on this kicking, biting, punching machine makes this a furiously fun read."    -Publishers Weekly
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: first jungle sighting of the feared wild child

WILD CHILD -written & illustrated by Steven Salerno, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.

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!

"Forceful writing and the improbable gracefulness Salerno bestows on this kicking, biting, punching machine makes this a furiously fun read." -Publishers Weekly

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of the cover for  Wild Child .    see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: cropped view of the cover for Wild Child.

see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the wild child relentlessly terrorizing all the jungle animals.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: the wild child relentlessly terrorizing all the jungle animals.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed cropped view of a page from the printed book... the wild child gets an unwnated shower from the elephant.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: detailed cropped view of a page from the printed book... the wild child gets an unwnated shower from the elephant.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:    a random pattern of jungle leaves used as the   end papers art.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: a random pattern of jungle leaves used as the end papers art.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed   cropped view of the title page in the printed book.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: detailed cropped view of the title page in the printed book.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a   preliminary  SKETCH ... the Gorilla cradles the wild child in her arms while sitting quietly in the grass.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: a preliminary SKETCH... the Gorilla cradles the wild child in her arms while sitting quietly in the grass.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detail from a spread which illustrates the following lines of text:  Constantly  grabbing ,  pinching , and  pooping!    Forever  pulling ,  kicking , and  crying !  Always  biting ,  hitting , and  howling !
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: detail from a spread which illustrates the following lines of text:

Constantly grabbingpinching, and pooping! 

Forever pullingkicking, and crying!

Always bitinghitting, and howling!