WildBook - 2013
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AL_STEFFEN Aug 10, 2017
Lovingly drawn with exquisite attention to detail, Hughe's "Wild" is one of those rare find; a title exactly suited to all my picture book tastes!
Emily Hughes transform you right into the setting of her brilliantly illustrated book Wild.
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“No one remembered how she came to the woods, but all knew it was right.” A green-haired baby smiles contentedly on a forest floor as a bear, bird, and fox look on. Over the years the bird teaches her to speak, the bear to eat, and the fox to play. Unfortunately a hunter’s trap catches the child by her foliage-like hair and a pair of baffled hunters takes her back with them to civilization. There the child is forced to reside in the home of a well-meaning psychiatrist and his wife. Attempts to normalize her fail resoundingly and at last she flees back to the wild, the family dog and cat in tow. After all, “you cannot tame something so happily wild.”
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