The creator of The Big Book of series weaves a thoughtful and gently powerful picture book tale about the importance of preserving the natural world, rich in his gorgeously distinctive illustrations.
Once upon a time, somewhere not far away, was the Wild. The Wild was huge and giving, and everything from insects, to birds, to humans made their home in it. At first, people lived lightly and took what they needed, but when they started to take more, the Wild suffered. For the Wild to be healthy, someone must be brave enough to raise their voice...
Yuval Zommer's lyrical modern fable has a hopeful and powerful message about how our environment needs us just as much as we need it.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Weight: 474 g
Dimensions: 312 x 250 x 10 mm
"A thing of great beauty... From the exquisite gold-laced cover to the beautifully hope-filled finale, hour upon hour will be spent pouring over the myriad elements that constitute this journey, his observation, this proposition, his book."
"Every so often you read something that gives you goosebumps... that's The Wild. A beautiful book of hope and a perfect introduction to meaningful conversations about the urgency to protect our planet."
"Award-winning Children's books creator, Yuval Zommer, is at the top of the league when it comes to expressing his love of nature through his work. His poetic books about our planet and all its wildlife continue to inspire and impress all who read them. His illustration style is unique, bursting with colour and passion for his readers to enjoy and care for our world. 'The Wild' is a story about caring for our planet as if she is a whole living being, how we must notice where she is hurt or needs healing, so we may all survive."
"Zommer's writing is gentle and lyrical, and his delicate illustrations teem with life. This a story that sings with hope, and the smile of The Wild will stay with readers both young and old."
"The creator of The Big Book of series weaves a thoughtful and gently powerful picture book tale about the importance of preserving the natural world, rich in his gorgeously distinctive illustrations."
"One of the most beautiful picture books of the year.."
"A book to inspire a love for the natural world, and a desire to protect it for future generations."
"The master of nature books is back with a brand new visually stunning release - The Wild."
"I loved this imaginatively told story of conservation and our power to change things for the better."
"Yuval's message is delivered with stark urgency and his collage-like illustrations are full of superb textures and details in the realistic, rich colours of the natural world... A must to read, share, discuss and act upon."
"An exquisitely created and gold-foiled picture book which puts nature firmly - and spectacularly - at centre stage."
"...beautifully illustrated modern fable with an environmental theme... This stunningly illustrated story could provide a gentle introduction to climate change. The book would be a good choice for assemblies and PSHE time across the whole school, or to include in classroom libraries for children to enjoy and muse upon at their pace."
"Stunning cover art, beautifully detailed green endpapers, and a colour palette that moves from fresh greens and blues to muddy browns and greys - a triumph!"
"...artwork wows with its creaturely personification of the titular scape as a greenery-covered beast ..."
"Yuval Zommer's ability to bring the joy of gentle yet poignant imagery into the illustration of a story is clear once again in this brilliant picture book. The book captures the diversity of the planet from its settings to its characters and this representation of all is highly successful in engaging all readers."