Customer Service 703-661-1594

The Prickletrims Go Wild

April 2024
More details
  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    9th April
  • ISBN 9781782508830
  • Language English
  • Pages 44 pp.
  • Size 7.6" x 12.4"

The Prickletrim family is very proud of their pristine garden, with its razor-straight edges, regulation-height lawn, and perfectly shaped topiary. They LOVE nature—just so long as it is well ordered and properly managed. Then one day their long-suffering gardener quits, and something extraordinary happens.

Free at last, the Prickletrim's garden explodes upward and outward. As the garden invades every corner of their lives, the Prickletrims are forced to change—can they GO WILD?

The Prickletrims Go Wild is both a playful and a profound celebration of untamed nature, with beautiful, startling illustrations that burst across the page. Quirky imagination and gentle humor weave their way through this delightfully distinctive picture book from Marie Dorléans, award-winning creator of 2021 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book The Night Walk.

(Ages 4 – 7 years)

Praise for Marie Dorléans' The Night Walk:

“Awash in nocturnal blue, Dorléans's graphite pencil illustrations of a family of nighttime explorers evoke a luminous sense of wonder.”
 — Jessica Agudelo, New York Times

“Narrated by one of the children, the prose shines with sensory acuity as the family leaves a village behind them with a particular location in mind. Navy washes overlay graphite pencil and digital illustrations, with fine-lined detail so startlingly observed that readers will feel immersed in each expansive spread.”
 — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“The poetic, evocative text immerses readers in a nocturnal world.... This hushed, intimate picture book creates a respite from the demands of the daytime world and pulls readers into a moment of pure wonder and peace.”
 — The Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review

“Beautifully composed and often striking.... This rewarding picture book invites children to experience a memorable encounter with the natural world.”
 — Booklist, Starred Review

“Watercolor and graphite pencil illustrations depict an enveloping nocturnal world through saturations of indigo. Young readers' hearts will quicken, feeling embraced by night made real with breathtaking, full-bleed washes of blue that stretch across double-page spreads.... Urgency, exhilaration, and anticipation make the walk's conclusion, a luminous, lemony daybreak, all the more powerful.”
 — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Marie Dorléans

Marie Dorléans studied Art and History of Art at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France. She graduated in 2010 and has worked as a children's book illustrator since then. The Night Walk is the winner of the French literary prize, the Prix Landerneau, in the best children's book category, and was also shortlisted for the Prix Sorcières.