Wild Child

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
22 Reviews
""Time for bed,"

Mother Earth said.

"Not for a while,"

said her wild child.

"A song, first. 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.

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Wild Child is a beautiful book with wonderful pictures. - Goodreads
Amazing book with Caldecott-quality illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures are beautiful. - Goodreads
Super beautiful drawings and writing. - Goodreads
Amazing illustrations! - Goodreads
The pictures are wonderful and bright. - Goodreads

Review: Wild Child (Mother Earth's children)

User Review  - Daleine - Goodreads

Wild Child is a beautiful book with wonderful pictures. As fall ends, mother Earth works at putting her wild child to bed. Wonderful descriptive words to describe the end of fall. Read full review

Review: Wild Child (Mother Earth's children)

User Review  - Cheryl in CC NV - Goodreads

I really wanted to love this book, and there's nothing wrong with it really, but for some reason it wasn't engaging me until the last page, at which point I decided to raise my star rating from 2.5 to ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Lynn Plourde is the author of more than twenty children s books and eleven instructional books for teachers. She visits more than one hundred schools and libraries every year, and prides herself on being a "teaching author." She lives in Winthrop, Maine. www.lynnplourde.com

Sue Stauffacher is a professional journalist and has been writing a children's book review column for 10 years. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Greg Couch is the illustrator of many children's books. He has received two Society of Illustrators Silver Medals. He lives in Nyack, New York.

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