• Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2015
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-1662-1
  • EAN: 9781419716621
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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The jungle can be a scary place, but there is one creature who is the fiercest of all: it grabs, it pulls, it cries, it poops—it’s the WILD CHILD! All the animals live in fear of this nasty baby who cannot be tamed or soothed. No matter what the animals try, the wild child just gets wilder! Can the animals join together to bring peace back to the jungle and make the wild child a mild child?


"Forceful writing and the improbable gracefulness Salerno bestows on this kicking, biting, punching machine make this a furiously fun read."
Publishers Weekly
"A salutary lesson in jungle parenting."
Kirkus Reviews
"This book is for anyone that has ever tried to tame an infant while entertaining and teaching that child at the same time... The ultimate moral to the story is that there is a time to be wild and, told through a well-placed rhyme near the end of the story, mild! Both the vivid images and the action-packed vocabulary, many of the action verbs are in bold font, bring the story to life."
School Library Connection

About the author

Steven Salerno has illustrated more than 20 books for children, including Boom! and Brothers at Bat, which was named a Notable Picture Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and was a Junior Library Guild Selection. He lives in New York City.