The wonderfully wild ones of this book are siblings, Teresa, Kolbe, and Siena. They are young lions who escape from a zoo and explore West Virginia. “I adored the story of The Wonderfully Wild Ones by Adeline Schneid. The plot is fun, interesting and full of adventure as the lions cause chaos at the zoo. The characters are smart, funny and easy for anyone to be entertained by their antics. The illustrations by Ashley Belote are colorful and tell the story through the images just as efficiently as Schneid's story. My favorite thing about The Wonderfully Wild Ones are the lessons kids will learn about the importance of freedom and not taking those closest to you for granted. I recommend The Wonderfully Wild Ones to anyone with children and hope that Schneid and Belote will team up for many more stories like this in the future. - Amy Raines. The author, Adelilne Schneid, teaches school in Monongalia County, West Virginia. She is a life-long resident of West Virginia with a masters from WVU.
Terra Alta, West Virginia: Headline Kids/ Headline Books, 2019. 32 pages illustrated throughout by Ashley Belote. 8.5” X 11” hardback with pictorial cover