Title: Walk on the Wild Side
Author: Nicholas Oldland
Genre: Moral, adventure, animals, children’s fiction
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Pages: 32 pages
Publication Date: 1st March 2015
My Rating: 5/5
Hi there friends,
I’ve just had the absolute joy of reading ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ by Nicholas Oldland. This story was brilliant and had me as an adult in fits of giggles. A lovely tale showing the values of friendship, kindness and perseverance.
When Moose, Bear and Beaver decide to race up a mountain they end up in a spot of bother. Moose, though speedy is also clumsy and Bear isn’t much help either! Luckily Beaver comes to the rescue, proving that bigger isn’t necessarily better. Together the three realise that it’s much more fun to not race and enjoy the walk up the mountain together, helping one another and discovering new things. Co-operation and kindness see the three friends through with a beautiful moral to the story.
The text is clear and simple to read so it will be easily accessible to young children. Oldland’s illustrations really add to the story, making it greatly enjoyable to read in a funny and educational way. The colours used in the story are realistic and natural and the cartoon style is lovely. One of my favourite children’s picture books of the year and I can’t wait to share this with the pupils’ I teach.
I highly recommend you get yourself a copy of this if you have young children to share it with.
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