Author(s): Tara Zann
On a family camping trip, Olive meets Forest, a boy who has grown up in the wild. Olive's father agrees to let him move in, as long as Olive can teach him to behave properly before the family dinner with her fastidious Gam Gam. Olive only has one week to show him how to take a bath, eat off a plate, and sleep in a bed ...but Forest doesn't even know the meaning of proper. He likes to hang out with the neighbourhood birds and swing on chandeliers. It doesn't help that Olive's brother, Ryan, tries to convince Forest that football should be played inside! Forest's shenanigans and the black-and-white illustrations throughout will have both reluctant and avid readers laughing out loud.
Tara Zann can't imagine living in a place without tall trees. Just like Forest from her chapter book series, Wild Child, she has a spirit of adventure, though she might use a zip line instead of swinging from tree to tree on a long, dangling vine. She has no official pets, but dozens of creatures tend to stop by her backyard treehouse on a regular basis.Dan Widdowson is a children s illustrator from Loughborough, England. He graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2014, and he has been working on children s illustration projects ever since. Dan has a keen interest in storytelling and narrative. Some of his many clients include Simon & Schuster, Capstone, Oxford University Press, and Templar."