Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Wild Ones- Los Bravos

By Megan Lacera and Jorge Lacera 

Illustrated by Jorge Lacera


Publisher: Children's Book Press

Language: English

Hardcover: 48 pages

ISBN-10: 0892394528

ISBN-13: 978-0892394524


From the creators of Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! comes a heartwarming and epic tale of four best friends who turn to the mythical monsters from their respective cultures to help them save the only home they've ever known.


Meet Valentina and her best friends Jasmine, Andy, and Xander. They've lived in the Wild Oaks apartment building their entire lives. They are the Wild Ones!Legend has it, there's a monstruo lurking deep in the forest of their town. No one has ever seen it, but the Wild Ones believe it exists. But something's going on that's more menacing than any monstruo--greedy developers want to tear down their home. The Wild Ones know what they have to do: find the monstruo and convince it to help them save their home. Come join the Wild Ones on this epic adventure!


De los creadores de ¡Los zombis no comen verduras! llega una historia épica y conmovedora de cuatro mejores amigos que recurren a los monstruos míticos de sus respectivas culturas para ayudarlos a salvar el único hogar que han conocido.


Conoce a Valentina y sus mejores amigos Jasmine, Andy y Xander. Han vivido en el edificio de apartamentos de Wild Oaks toda su vida. ¡Son Los Bravos! Cuenta la leyenda que hay un monstruo escondido en lo profundo del bosque de su pueblo. Nadie lo ha visto nunca, pero Los Bravos creen que existe. Pero algo está sucediendo que es más amenazante que cualquier monstruo: inversionistas codiciosos quieren derribar su hogar. Los Bravos saben lo que tienen que hacer: encontrar al monstruo y convencerlo de que les ayude a salvar su hogar. ¡Únete a Los Bravos en esta aventura épica!




"Reminiscent of 1980s ensemble adventure films, this amusing graphic novel by the creators of Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! covers serious topics via a breezy, upbeat narrative. Lacera's dynamic, retro-style art renders the group's tween antics and their palpable rapport, as well as four monsters from different cultures around the world." -- Publishers Weekly


"Full-color panels of charming digital illustrations make this an accessible graphic novel, and the main characters' enthusiasm results in a lighthearted tale interspersed with details about folklore... Wild monsters from diverse cultures lurk (and smirk) in this not-so-scary story of fighting for home." -- Kirkus Reviews


"Megan Lacera and Jorge Lacera's sophomore picture book, The Wild Ones, is as inclusive and endearing as their much-praised 2019 debut, Zombies Don't Eat Veggies...Jorge Lacera's brightly colored digital illustrations, featuring both panels and full-page spreads, are dynamic and energetic, keeping up the excitement and fast pace." -- Shelf Awareness


"This stylized picture book adds some comic book flair to its story of four friends fighting to save their home." -- Foreword Reviews



Megan Lacera grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, with a book always in her hands. She became a writer and creator of characters and worlds for entertainment companies. After reading many stories to their son, Megan realized that few books reflected a family like theirs: multicultural, bilingual, funny, and imperfect. She decided to change that by writing her own stories, like her award-winning picture book debut Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! You can learn more about Megan and Studio Lacera at


Jorge Lacera is a children's book author and illustrator, and currently an art director for a video game studio. Originally born in Colombia, Jorge grew up in Florida drawing anywhere his parents would let him. After graduating with honors from Ringling College of Art and Design, Jorge worked as a visual development and concept artist. As a big fan of pop culture, comics, and horror movies, Jorge rarely saw Latino kids as the heroes or leads. He is committed to changing that. The family currently resides in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. You can find him online at

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