The freedom and endless possibilities of childhood are captured perfectly in Olivia Hope’s debut picture book.
‘Wake up early, don’t be shy. This bright world can make you FLY…’
Embrace the joys of nature, make noise with elephants, play with chimpanzees, dance with fireflies, flutter with butterflies, soar with birds, run with wolves and wish on stars…the possibilities are endless in this stunning read from Olivia Hope with the illustrations of prolific artist Daniel Egnéus.
Filled with the beauty of childhood and the wonders of the great outdoors, readers will find joy and inspiration in every page of this gorgeous, uplifting book that encourages them to be wild, imaginative and to embrace each precious moment of life. Every turn of the page will be met with awe and wonder as a series of memorable scenes unfold before young eyes; the story’s young protagonist nestling within a flower as butterflies take to the air before riding though the rainforest on the trunk of an elephant, soaring through blue skies atop a swan, swinging through the tree canopy with chimpanzees, plunging into the deepest blue and running with wolves through crisp white snow.
It is the perfect call to children to get outside and to explore every precious thing the world has to offer. Who does’t want children to dig, to swing, to climb, to fly, to sail, to run and to make wishes through their childhood?
Poetic rhyming text sweeps readers along on this unforgettable journey with the repetitive and joyous refrain, ‘Be wild, little one’ , providing the encouragement to be adventurous, to explore, to see the best in everything and to make the world their playground.
Filled with magic, dreams and endless possibilities, Be Wild, Little One is delightful and inspiring for us all!
With huge thanks to Bloomsbury for the copy I received in exchange for an honest review.
Recommended for 2+.