About This Site

WILDTHINGS_51503_HJ_US (1)When we first started writing Wild Things, a collection of stories behind the stories of your favorite children’s books, we came to one inescapable conclusion.

There are too many stories out there.

Truth be told we didn’t really notice this until we turned in our preliminary manuscript to our editor. The page count? 700+.

Pick up the book now and you’ll find it a svelte 272 pages. That meant cutting out content. A LOT of content. Great stories that will intrigue and entice you but just didn’t quite fit in with the book as a whole.

Rather than let those stories go to waste, we’re repurposing them here. If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite authors and illustrators have hidden in the pages of their books or how Charles Dickens really felt about Hans Christian Andersen, now you’ll know.

Note: The bunny spot art at this site and the book’s cover art was created by David Roberts.

WILD THINGS!. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by David Roberts. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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