by Megan Wagner Lloyd
pictures by Abigail Halpin
City children often forget that nature is all around them. In her vibrant picture book, Megan Wagner Lloyd reminds children to take notice of the wild places that exist just around the corner, even right outside a subway station.
Two protagonists, a boy and a girl, explore the wild in a city park. Even though wild can hurt – in a lovely double-page spread filled with cacti, poison ivy, and creatures that sting – it can also soothe, sing, and taste delicious! Abigail Halpin’s luscious illustrations capture nature in all its beauty.
A good reminder to seek out green places in urban environments.