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Wild One

by Jane Whittingham, illustrated by Noel Tuazon

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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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ISBN:9781772780369
publisher: Pajama Press Inc.
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Can you stretch like a cat or hang like a bat? This little one can do those things and so many more as she bounds energetically through her day. Author Jane Whittingham's sprightly couplets take her from the park to the pool, to dinner and bed, while Noel Tuazon cleverly illustrates the animal companions of a child's imagination. Published in a sturdy format with a padded cover, rounded corners, and extra-heavy paper, this picture book is perfect for sharing with wiggly, little wild ones of your own. And as the last pages are turned, the story’s final, sweet "goodnight" will leave the liveliest listeners ready to snuggle like a bear at bedtime.

About the Authors
Jane Whittingham is a librarian from Burnaby, British Columbia, and earned her Masters of Library and Information Sciences at UBC with an emphasis on children’s librarianship and literature. Much like the adventurous main character in her first picture book, Wild One, Jane loves to travel. And every time she jet-sets across the globe, Jane takes pictures of all the cats who cross her path.
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Noel Tuazon was born in Manila, Philippines but has been living in Toronto, Ontario since the 1980s. Noel studied Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Toronto and Animation at Max the Mutt. Since 2006, Noel has worked on storyboard revisions at Nelvana Animation for TV shows such as Grossology, Babar And The New Adventures of Badou, and Ranger Rob.
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Awards
  • Commended, Jbrary "2017 Favourite Storytime Picture Books" selection
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First and Best selecion
  • Commended, HuffPost "Best Picture Books of 2017: Best Bedtime Book" Honourable Mention
  • Winner, OLA Best Bets selection
  • Commended, Fab Book Reviews "Best of 2017: Picture Books & More" Honourable Mention
Editorial Reviews

A recommended general purchase, this read-aloud choice fosters inference and opportunity for shared reading in home or preschool.

— School Library Journal

[E]xuberant, fun and all-around winning picture book Wild One....Overall, a joyful, fun and charming picture book. Perfect for a preschool age and under crowd...Wild One is a picture book that begs for reading aloud and having fun with, due its ideal compact length, clarity, perfectly fun rhymes, and complementary (adorable) illustrations.

— Fab Book Reviews

Told in well-scanning, rhyming couplets, the child is compared to animals whose movements she imitates...Pen-and-ink illustrations with freely applied watercolors that don't always stay within the lines are apropos and reflect the vitality of the youngster's antics....The large font, sturdy pages, and few words per page make this a good selection for beginning readers.

— Booklist

Wild One is Jane Whittingham's first picture book and it's a charming recount of a child's day filled with play and activity....[she] demonstrates, playfully, that we belong in the animal kingdom, sharing many attributes with animals far and wide....[Noel Tuazon's] style here is appropriately light, subtle and simple, as complements the story of a preschooler's life.

— CanLit for LittleCanadians

The rhyming text flows smoothly and has a jaunty rhythm that lends itself well to reading aloud. The playful watercolors start off saturated with bright colors that become muted as the child's day comes to a sleepy end. A sweet read-aloud featuring a fearless and athletic girl to share with funny little monkeys.

— Kirkus Reviews

The illustrations elevate the simple rhythmic text by showing the child on each succeeding page as the very animal she is imitating with great charm. The watercolour and ink drawings are delightful, appealing and beautifully done.

— Resource Links

What a sweet, sweet story!...Highly recommended for public and school libraries, as well as a gift for the younger children in your life. I will be using for a read aloud in my 4-year-old kindergarten classes once I can get a copy for my library and will be buying as a gift for many little girls in the future.

— Goodreads

Rhyming stories are notoriously difficult to pull off well without seeming forced; most publishers won't touch them. Here, they flow – and still manage to surprise....Whittingham's smooth rhyme and consistent rhythm are beautifully matched with the illustrations. Tuazon catches the expressions of a child on adventure just so, and his animals make this reader smile with every page.

— The Book Wars

A short, fun read that will likely become a favourite for little ones.

— Canadian Bookworm

[A] cute story...What I also like about this book...is the actual feel and look of it. It has nice weight to it, padded cover, rounded corners and extra-heavy paper.

— Booktime

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