Wild Child

Wild Child


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Wild Child by Lynn Plourde, Greg Couch

"Time for bed,"

Mother Earth said.

"Not for a while,"

said her wild child.

"A song, first.

I need a song

to play in my head

before going to bed."

So Mother Earth

gave her child a song....

But then this wild child wants a snack and PJs and a kiss....

Lynn Plourde's text snaps and crackles like the leaves of fall as Mother Earth gently gets her daughter ready for bed. And Greg Couch's extraordinary illustrations take readers from the soft greens of late summer through the fiery oranges of a fall sunset to the peaceful blues of early winter's eve. Wild children and their parents will revel in this scrumptious, loving tribute to the wonders of nature and of family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689863493
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 08/05/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 390,287
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lynn PIourde's first picture book, Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud, was selected as one of School Library Journal's 1997 Best Books of the Year. Kirkus declared it "a wonderful frolic in mud and verse." Lynn has worked for twenty years as a public school speech-language therapist. She is also the author of ten educational books, including the Classroom Listening and Speaking series. Lynn lives with her husband and three children in Winthrop, Maine, where she has been seen jumping in piles of leaves during her favorite season of fall.

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Wild Child (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My almost 2 yr old daughter picked this out from the library and she adores it. We have read this about 100x. It is one of the most enchanting books I've read in a long time, we both love it. The colors and pictures just captivate her so much and I really do believe she understands the story. She asks about everything. I will be buying a copy so we can have it always.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a gift from a friend. I love it and so does my son and soon I will start reading it to my daughter. It is a delight and the colors are wonderful. The book says for age 3 but I started at 2 and my little guy would sit and listen and then ask for it again. I'm going to purchase 2 Wild Child books for gifts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My rating is prejudiced since I'm the author of this book, but I believe every author may be lucky enough to have one magical book in a career & I believe WILD CHILD is my magical book. The story personifies the season of fall as a naughty little girl who doesn't want to go to bed--first she needs a song, a snack, a kiss, and more. Her mother is Mother Earth who gives Autumn each request in a special fall way--the snack: crunchy munchy chewy chestnuts/ plumpy lumpy pulpy pumpkins/ snapperly dapperly cidery apples/ puckery smuckery crimsony cranberries. When I first saw Greg Couch's illustrations, I cried. They were so beautiful! He cloaked the child Autumn in all the colors and symbols of her season. And Mother Earth metamorphoses throughout the book. She has a meadow for a dress on one page and boulders for a face on another page and clouds for hair on another page. In the end Mother Earth finally gets her wild child of Autumn to bed only to have the next child Winter wake up bouncing on the bed.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book at work to my class of 2year olds. It blew them away. I also read the book to my son which is also 2 years he loved it .