WILD CHILD (Abrams Books 2015) -my next picture book poses the question: Who is the scariest animal in the jungle?

In 2015 my 21st and 22nd illustrated picture book for children will be released… 


In the spring of 2015 The Fantastic Ferris Wheel (published by Christy Ottaviano Books and written by Betsy Harvey Kraft) will be released. 


And in the fall of 2015 Wild Child (published by Abrams Books and written by myself) will be released. This is my 4th picture book as author and illustrator.


My new picture book story Wild Child poses the question, what is the scariest animal in the jungle? And it isn’t who you would expect! It’s not the Lion, or the Gorilla, or the Hippo, or the Crocodile… not even the Snake or the Tiger! In fact, the scariest animal of them all is very small, with soft skin, and just two tiny teeth… but it’s the terror of the jungle and has all the other animals on the run! 


The story tells how the jungle animals learn, through trial and error, to tame this terrible creature. Because if they don’t, they’ll never have a moment of peace and quiet ever again!


This is just a brief teaser post. Soon I will post again about my upcoming picture book, Wild Child -with additional views of storyboards, sketches, and how I created the jungle animal illustrations using inks, crayons, and gouache, combined with digital composing and additional color.


(above: promo view/ not the book cover) Wild Child is Steven Salerno’s 22nd illustrated picture book for kids, his 4th as author & illustrator. It will be released by Abrams Books in fall 2015. Visit stevensalerno.com
WILD CHILD (Abrams Books 2015) -my next picture book poses the question: Who is the scariest animal in the jungle?
(above: view of character sketches in progress) Wild Child is Steven Salerno’s 22nd illustrated picture book for kids, his 4th as author & illustrator. It will be released by Abrams Books in fall 2015. 
WILD CHILD (Abrams Books 2015) -my next picture book poses the question: Who is the scariest animal in the jungle?
(above: view of an illustration in progress) Wild Child is Steven Salerno’s 22nd illustrated picture book for kids, his 4th as author & illustrator. It will be released by Abrams Books in fall 2015. 



See my web portfolios for advertising, editorial, packaging, and of course, children’s picture book illustrations at stevensalerno.com

See full post here: Steven Salerno Blog2014-11-22.