Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Picture Book Review: Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Title: Finding Wild
Author: Megan Wagner Lloyd
Illustrator: Abigail Halpin
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 10, 2016
Length: 32 pages
Source: Borrowed

There are so many places that wild can exist, if only you know where to look! Can you find it? Two kids set off on an adventure away from their urban home and discover all the beauty of the natural world. From the bark on the trees to the sudden storm that moves across the sky to fire and flowers, and snowflakes and fresh fruit. As the children make their way through the woods and back to the paved and noisy streets, they discover that wild exists not just off in some distant place, but right in their own backyard. 

My Thoughts: 
Finding Wild is like a poem matched with lovely illustrations.
The pictures show a boy and a girl leaving the city and venturing out into the wild. Into forests filled with ferns, along great bodies of water, and meadows of flowers. Discovering and enjoying all that nature provides. 
The poem speaks of the beauty of all these things. 

I love the idea that you can go out and 'find wild' no matter where you are. Even if you live in the city, you can find a little bit of wild if you just look hard enough. You can make it into an adventure. 

This is an absolutely beautifully illustrated and lyrically told picture book that I enjoyed immensely. It shows the world without the wild and how you can find little bits of it or even enough wild to get lost in. As a nature lover, I loved getting lost in this picture book. 

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