Wild Rilla

Wild Rilla

from 7.95

Written by Rachna Gilmore and Illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart


A full-color picture book about an ordinary girl who can magically turn herself into a feisty super girl who helps out.

To most people, Rilla seems like any kid who sometimes gets into trouble at school. But Rilla is not ordinary at all; she's magical. She can transform herself into Wild Rilla, unrecognizable to all who know her. When she gets into trouble with her teacher, a magic verse comes to her rescue. In an instant, her clothes become a fantastical costume, her glasses a purple wonder. Like a gust of wind she's off looking for adventure.

The kindergarten teacher is upset because he can't figure out what to do for art class. Quick as a wink, Rilla shows the students how to decorate the room with hand prints to make a fantasy world of laughing leaves. Discovering how Rilla solves problems will delight readers eight and under. Bright and lively with full-color illustrations throughout, this picture book tickles the imagination as it empowers the reader.

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About the Author

Born in India, Rachna Gilmore has lived in London, England, and Prince Edward Island. She now lives in Ottawa where she continues to plark (play, work, lark) at her writing, dreaming up weird and wonder-filled tales.

About the Illustrator

Popular children’s illustrator Yvonne Cathcart has illustrated ten picture books including Katharine and the Garbage Dump, It’s A Jungle In Here and Being Big.

Product Information

  • Release: September 30, 1997

  • $7.95 Paperback

  • $14.95 Hardcover

  • 24 Pages

  • 8.5 x 8.5

  • Children’s Picture Book

  • Ages 4-8 / Grades K-3

  • Guided Reading: L

  • ISBN: 9780929005928 (PB)

  • ISBN: 9780929005942 (HC)


  • Character Education
    > Self-Esteem
    > Strong Female Characters