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Sam Usher, Sam Usher (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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The second title in a quartet of imaginative picture books in which a boy and his beloved granddad discover the wonder of the natural world

A boy and his granddad are taking care of someone’s cat for the day. The boy does lots of reading up about what cats like, but this cat doesn’t seem to like anything! And then it runs off into the wild, leading them to a jungle adventure of their own.

Praise For Wild

Usher’s writing and illustrations evoke the work of the late Maurice Sendak and effortlessly leap from reality to imagination. . . whimsical.
—School Library Journal

When the narrator and Granddad catsit for the day, things get a little wild. . . the watercolor-and-ink illustrations seem to channel Quentin Blake’s style. . . Wild, yes, but a gentle read, too.
—Kirkus Reviews

Tranquil, winsome illustrations that evoke Quentin Blake and Stephen Kellogg light up this story about getting along with our furry friends.

—Foreword Reviews

Templar, 9781536220001, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 14, 2021

About the Author

Sam Usher’s debut picture book, Can You See Sassoon?, was short-listed for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. He is also the author-illustrator of Snow, Rain, Sun, Storm, and Free, the first of which was long-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in England.