The Wilderness

Written and Illustrated by Steve McCarthy

This fun story is about a family that has twelve children named for each month of the year. They all love going on adventures in the outdoors, except Oktober. He prefers reading about adventures in books. One day, he goes outside on a trip with his family. He gets lost and wanders upon a creature called the Wilderness who helps him find home.

The story addresses overcoming one’s fears and worries. The illustrations are colorful and easy to get lost in. My favorite page is where the siblings are in bed sleeping. This is a picture book that both children and adults will enjoy.

Reviewed by Kristen Hunt, Librarian, Whittier Elementary School
Review shared in November 2023
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

The Wilderness
Written and Illustrated by Steve McCarthy
Candlewick Press
40 pages
Release Date: October 3, 2023
ISBN: 9781536231373
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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