The Wild Waves Whist (Board Books)

By Erin Nelsen Parekh, William Shakespeare, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)

Drivel and Drool, 9780998439730, 20pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2019

List Price: 9.99*
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Two friends and their irrepressible dog explore an island full of adventure--to the famous words of Ariel's songs from Shakespeare's The Tempest.

About the Author

Author profile:
Erin Nelsen Parekh has worked in book publishing, journalism, and childcare. Her first Shakespeare book for babies, Behowl the Moon, earned a star from Kirkus Reviews, a recommendation from Parents’ Choice Foundation, and praise from Publishers Weekly. She lives in Houston, TX, and curates lists of baby books that present a diverse and imaginative world at

Illustrator profile:
Mehrdokht Amini is a children’s book illustrator living in England. She has illustrated the ALA Notable Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, the Huffington Post Most Powerful Children's Book 2017 Yo Soy Muslim, and has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway medal. Her book Chicken in the Kitchen won the Children’s Africana Best Book Award in 2016.

Praise For The Wild Waves Whist

“A beach adventure pairs with the beautifully lyrical words of Ariel in this triumph of poetry and approachability.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Shakespeare’s poetry has stood the test of time, enduring for over 400 years. The Wild Waves Whist stands the test of toddlers: You’ll still delight in its musicality and magic after a thousand readings. Paired with Mehrdokht Amini’s luminous illustrations, Erin Nelsen Parekh’s adaptation of The Tempest opens up the lyrical pleasures of Shakespeare for babies and all their grown-ups." –Lindsey Row-Heyveld, author of Dissembling Disability in Early Modern English Drama (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018)