Happy Monday everyone! What does your Monday look like? Memphis has officially welcomed spring weather, and it is starting to look gorgeous outside. I sat on my patio yesterday and let the sun hit my face, and it felt amazing! This book, Wild by Emily Hughes, feels like a shot of vitamin D in book form. We loved reading it.
"No one remembered how she came to the woods, but all knew it was right."
Meet one wild girl. She was raised by the creatures in the forest. The birds taught her to speak. The bears taught her to fish for food. The forest loved her, and she loved the forest. One day, she is discovered by two humans who decide to take her back to "civilization". Things do not go well. The family who takes her in just doesn't understand her. They want her to sit still, eat primly, keep her dress clean, and keep her hair neat. But this wild girl wasn't meant to be neat and still and prim. She needs to be wild!
I feel like this book hits on a subject that a lot of parents and educators are concerned with lately, and that's the need in every child to run free, to play, to be wild. In a world where the standardized test is king, where screens are sucking up so much of our time, we still need trees, and nature, and grass between our toes. We all have some wild in us!