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Wild One‘s “delightful illustrations…are as spontaneous and whimsical as the little girl’s character” says CM Magazine

April 13th, 2018

“Jane Whittingham’s story of an animated little girl’s day is bursting with playful energy and joy….The story is fun to read with children as it is written with rhyming couplets which, along with the illustrations, may help children guess what the next animal will be. The delightful illustrations by Noel Tuazon are presented in watercolour […]

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Wild One gets a rating of 5/5 from Kids’ BookBuzz reviewer, Lena

April 4th, 2018

“We rated this book: [5/5] Wild One is a rhyming picture book for bedtime….The book is fun to read to yourself, and the words are easy, and it’s probably a good book for a parent to read to a little child because of the rhymes and rhythmic repetition of ‘wild one’ at the beginning of every sentence. […]

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Raising Mom says Wild One “beg[s] to be read aloud and acted out”

March 28th, 2018

“The delightful watercolour illustrations draw the reader (or young child) into the story, and the action is enhanced by the simple rhyming couplets. The story is a celebration of childhood and all the uninhibited movement and excitement that being a young child brings….The simple, yet carefully crafted lines are rhythmic and just beg to be […]

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Wild One is “delightful” and full of “charm” says Resource Links Magazine

February 15th, 2018

“Rating: E…The illustrations elevate the simple rhythmic text by showing the child on each succeeding page as the very animal she is imitating with great charm. The watercolour and ink drawings are delightful, appealing and beautifully done. Thematic Links: Imagination; Play; Bedtime” —Isobel Lang Read the full review on page 46 of the February 2018 […]

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Kate Olson calls Wild One “a sweet, sweet story”

February 1st, 2018

“What a sweet, sweet story!…Highly recommended for public and school libraries, as well as a gift for the younger children in your life. I will be using for a read aloud in my 4-year-old kindergarten classes once I can get a copy for my library and will be buying as a gift for many little […]

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School Library Journal says Wild One “fosters inference and opportunity for shared reading”

January 30th, 2018

“The turn of a page allows readers to predict the next animal comparison, and ink-and-watercolor illustrations record her play with busy movement….VERDICT A recommended general purchase, this read-aloud choice fosters inference and opportunity for shared reading in home or preschool.” —Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX Read the full review in the February […]

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The Book Wars sings praises of the “smooth rhyme and consistent rhythm” of Wild One

December 16th, 2017

“Wild One by Jane Whittingham and illustrated by Noel Tuazon is just adorable…. Rhyming stories are notoriously difficult to pull off well without seeming forced; most publishers won’t touch them. Here, they flow – and still manage to surprise….Whittingham’s smooth rhyme and consistent rhythm are beautifully matched with the illustrations. Tuazon catches the expressions of a child […]

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Wild One is “a joyful, fun and charming picture book” says Fab Book Reviews

December 14th, 2017

“Canadian librarian and writer Jane Whittingham and Canadian illustrator Noel Tuazon have teamed up to bring readers the exuberant, fun and all-around winning picture book Wild One. Written in rhyming couplets- a form in picture books I absolutely adore when done fittingly – Wild One tells the story of a young girl’s very busy, very active day, with […]

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Wild One is a Toronto Public Library’s First and Best selection!

December 4th, 2017

Wild One by Jane Whittingham and illustrator Noel Tuazon has been selected for the Toronto Public Library’s 2017 First and Best list. The First and Best list is Toronto Public Library’s “top picks of the best Canadian children’s books for building reading readiness in kids under five.” Click here to see all the First and Best […]

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