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Be Wild, Little One

Written by Olivia Hope

Illustrated by Daniel Egnéus

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Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals The Natural World Wildlife

A gloriously illustrated picture book captures a world of possibilities

May 2022 Debut of the Month

Every page in this gloriously illustrated picture book exhorts readers to be wild and presents them with a series of unforgettable scenes to inspire them: a child carried on an elephant’s trunk, flying on the back of a swan, diving into the deepest blue.

A text to stir the heart accompanies the illustrations and the final page leaves us standing with the child, arms flung wide under a sky full of stars. Truly beautiful, this is a book to summon up all that the world can offer and the possibilities in all of us for adventure, joy and discovery. Stunning.

Andrea Reece

Be Wild, Little One Synopsis

Wake up early, don't be shy. This bright world can make you fly.

This gorgeous, uplifting picture book celebrates the wildness in all of us, and the beauty of the world all around us. Prepare for a heart-lifting journey through the beauties of nature: from pine forests to awe-inspiring mountains, and from sparkling seas to starry skies, each page is full of wonders. Fly across oceans, run with wolves through the mountain snow, dance with fireflies, and prepare to be wild!

With a lyrical text from talented debut author Olivia Hope, and stunning, immersive illustrations by Daniel Egneus, this stand-out book brims with joy and possibility and makes the perfect gift for any little one.

Be Wild, Little One Press Reviews

'Olivia Hope's simple and evocative text has inspired Daniel Egneus to create spread after magical spread with superbly varied colour. An outstanding book to enchant readers of all ages -- Shirley Hughes

A poetic text, filled with love, wisdom, energy and encouragement, this is the perfect book for supporting young children to shake off all hesitancy and venture out into the world again, wildly.' - Inis Magazine (Children's Books Ireland)

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ISBN: 9781408884812
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781408884805
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408884812
Publication date: 12th May 2022
Author: Olivia Hope
Illustrator: Daniel Egnéus
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Animals, The Natural World, Wildlife
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month

About Olivia Hope

Olivia Hope is an Irish writer with a special love for children's fiction. Before becoming an author, she was a former record-breaking hammer thrower, and competed internationally, although has never (knowingly) thrown a child. She lives in the South West of Ireland with her husband and sons. Be Wild, Little One is her first book.

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