The second title in a new quartet of enchanting picture books in which a boy and his beloved grandad discover the wonder of the natural world.
Sam graduated from the University of West England and his debut picture book Can You See Sassoon? was shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize and the Red House Children's Book Award. He is particularly admired for his technical drawing skill and prowess with watercolour. Also a talented pianist, when he's not holding a pen and wobbling at paper you'll find him perfecting a fiendishly difficult piece of Chopin. He is also creator of the bestselling seasonal series about a boy and his grandfather. WILD is the second title in Sam's new series in which Boy and Grandad explore the natural world.
A boy and his grandfather are tasked with caring for a cat. While the boy is excited for their day together, the cat-an impassive smudge of gray who glides from page to page-resists his initial offers of food and play. Cats will be cats, his grandpa reminds him-until she escapes, and leads them to an unexpected world of fun and wonder. Tranquil, winsome illustrations that evoke Quentin Blake and Stephen Kellogg light up this story about getting along with our furry friends. * Foreword *