Bookbug Book of the Month: Wild

Category: Bookbug

Wild by Emily Hughes

ISBN: 978-1909263086


Wild is the story of a little girl who has known nothing but nature from birth. Bears taught her to eat, birds to speak, foxes to play; she is unabashedly wild!

That is, until one day she meets a new animal that looks oddly like her…


'This book is a firm favourite and the quirky story never fails to delight me every time I pick it up. Emily Hughes’ illustrations are beautifully detailed and atmospheric. In fact, the drawings are so good at telling the story of our young nameless heroine that very little text is required.

Hughes’ spreads are great for starting conversations with children, and I particularly love the way that she manages to capture the different emotions of the central character.

In a month where Book Week Scotland is celebrating rebels, it seemed appropriate to champion this unique and beautiful book.'

- David Mackay - Early Years Outreach Manager


For more books about little people with animal friends, take a look at our 8 Books about Animal Friends  booklist.



We have 5 copies of Wild to give away. Answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning:

The competition will close at midnight on Friday 30 November 2018.  

Please note our full terms and conditionsOnly one entry per household.


Q. What do bears teach the girl in the story to do?