Through lyrical language and enchanting illustrations Wild Heart transports young readers to wilderness landscapes across the globe – from majestic mountains to mysterious rainforests, golden canyonlands, frozen tundra, arid savanna, to the ocean depths and more. The allure of these captivating places fosters a deeper understanding of belonging to the family of life on earth. But is wildness found only in faraway places? Where do you find your very own wild heart?
Throughout her career in environmental education and civic engagement as a university professor and program administrator, museum director, outdoor educator, interpreter and organizational leader, Kim Allyson Freier, Ed.D has aspired to guide people deeper into their intrinsic and reciprocal relationships with the natural world and with each other. Her long-held dream has been to bring the wonder of wilderness into children's minds and hearts and to nurture their delight in, kinship with, gratitude for and responsibility toward the earth's abundant gifts.
Rebecca Rothman is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Seattle. Inspired by the connection between all forms of life, she believes that tiny acts of kindness can change the world. Her most favorite things are dogs, coffee, copic markers, yoga, fancy cocktails, tasty snacks, vinyl, crazy socks, gardening, and dogs – always dogs. Visit her online at rebecca-rothman.com or Instagram @OldDogsNewShoes