• Children's Books

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    The Zebra Just Couldn't Decide

    The Night Before Summer

    Bigger, Faster, Stronger

    The Cricket And The Scorpion

    Fast Flash

  • Videos

    The most wonderful children's books, all set to music.

    Bigger, Faster, Stronger

     
    Follow the bold and daring on a rhyming journey through the wild in this beautifully illustrated cautionary tale. Filled with eerily tense close calls, perhaps you and the little birds can bring some wisdom to the scene in time for all to make it home safely? There's only one way to find out, but prepare yourself and beware ... some of these characters are very big, very strong, and very, very fast!

    Volcano

     
    Prepare yourself! This is not a story for the meek or the mild! No, this is the legend of the untouchable dragon, Volcano ... one who has grown quite tired of foolish kings coming his way in search of a trophy. Perfectly illustrated for young readers, and serving as a warning to young knights, this rhyming poem is sure to entertain all ages!

    The Zebra Just Couldn't Decide

     
    Have you ever wondered why the zebra is striped? We have too! And it looks like we found the answer! All the animals in the kingdom are set to choose their colors, but the zebra just cannot decide. Perfect for readers of all ages and full of encouragement, this vibrantly illustrated rhyming poem delivers a message that everyone will love and that young minds cannot possibly hear enough.

    The Night Before Summer

     
    Once a year they gather ... No hunting, no fear, only fun! With mysterious shadows as your pack, you, the wild man, and the wild ones romp across the land in this wonderful night time adventure! Perfectly illustrated for young readers, this is yet another instant classic for those who listen wisely to the wind. For children of all ages.

    Fast Flash

     
    Feel the rhythm as you rhyme your way through the pages of this fully illustrated poem. With catchy alliteration, this one is perfect as a beginning tongue twister! For all ages! Have you seen Flash dash zig zaggin’ in the grass? Always laughin’ when they slash, but no! Not Flash! Have you seen Flash dash? ... So fast!

    If I Were A Frog

     
    In this wonderful rhyming poem, the reader, while viewing the world through the eyes of various animals, ponders the age-old question of whether or not the grass is greener on the other side. The message is universal. You will love this story! Perfect for all children ages 2 - 102.

    The Cricket And The Scorpion

     
    In the cool of a desert night sits a mysterious scorpion, poised, waiting for whoever may come his way ... Dangerously charming and forever patient, will he lure our sweet cricket friend to dinner? Follow a conversation that's just full of half truths to find out whether either is clever enough for the other. This black and white thriller will reach out its claws and grab the whole family's attention! For all ages!
  • Tales From The Wild


    Need even more of the wild in your life? I understand, so check out the Tumblr for another few hundred stories.

    For the crowd of all types, from the beautiful wings to the spots and the stripes, from the kings and queens of the savanna down to the sugar ants found in your house, and occasionally even some magic and dragons. The adventures are endless, and you are officially invited. Just come ready to run and beware, while most here are pretty friendly it's still best that you're home before dark!

  • About

    Hello and welcome, my name is Duncan Jones, and for anyone wondering where the stories and illustrations come from, please meet the wild man. He was the kid who didn't go home when the sun went down, who now runs forever in the long grass and owns the night. He knows the tales in the wind and moves with the great herds. Silent as the tiger and faster than the gazelle, no one has ever seen him twice. I hope you will join me and be entertained in the process! It's a Wild World ... Keep It Wild!

    Like any kid growing up I had idols and superheroes. Found on TV and in movies, in print and on the shelves of toy stores, I was obsessed with any and all: silhouettes, shadows in the night, the invisible who left no tracks, those who could fly or disappear before your eyes on even the clearest day. There were the dangerous and deceptive ladies with poisoned touches and venomous kisses, blind ones who saw perfectly, speedsters who heard secrets in the wind and could run even faster, and strange languages made of signals, hints, and warnings, each far more exotic than any spoken by man. And of course there were the freakishly big, the freakishly strong, and those haunting tricksters who laughed when the sun set ... My comics were the pages of old National Geographics, and the images etched into my imagination were those of sharks, snakes, and lions. Prized possessions included a Crocodile Hunter t-shirt and a copy of Kipling’s Jungle Books. So, just a reminder that you don't always have to turn to the big screens or comics to find super heroes. They're all around. And many of them could use our help. I hope you will join me and be entertained in the process! For what is more heroic than defending the innocent?

    What began as Wild World is now Twenty Four Wild and has expanded over the years to include more than 100 rhyming stories, multiple children's books, and countless other products. Whether you met us selling t-shirts on the streets of downtown Austin, TX or found us in a store, we are glad you're back. Twenty Four Wild is the relentless pursuit of conservation, of teaching everyone how to be ridiculously obsessed with wildlife. It's about the rangers who literally stand guard watching the last of the rhinos, it's about the first biologists brought into the gorilla’s circle, it's about those who swim with the great whites. It has been a long time goal to use Twenty Four Wild as a way to support conservation and the ongoing protection of wildlife. Nothing is cooler than the wild. So let's get to it!

    "Duncan Jones is the creator of a delightfully wild collection of poems, short stories, and illustrations. Drawing inspiration from the animal kingdom and all things untamed, his work combines innocent and clever rhyming with just a hint of dangerous charm that's sure to keep all ages entertained. He's absolutely obsessed with wildlife, bicycles, coffee, and running fast. Duncan lives in Austin, TX, and when not writing or daydreaming about wildlife he can likely be found somewhere outside, on the hunt for great coffee, or dancing at one of the local hot spots. He also likes to keep his shoes tied (for the eyes in the grass are always watching!)"

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