WILD Action News is a series of K-2 reading level chapter books from Rourke Educational Media.

Each book in the series tells the story of a main animal character looking to find a newsworthy 'scoop' while giving interviews and facts about their species and native environment!

Each book in the series features a wraparound cover and over 20 interior illustrations ranging from spots to spreads to full-page illustrations. 

For this series I was tasked with creating scenes featuring each animal main character in their native environment while giving each animal attributes and mannerisms that would label them as a 'reporter'.

This aspect allowed me to brainstorm creative reporter accessories for each animal such as waterproof ID badges and packs for Capybara and Penguin that live in more aquatic environments.
In Reporter to the Rescue Bald Eagle looks to find the scoop on a mysterious roar coming from somewhere in the forest. 

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Focus, Fennec Fox! tells the story of a Fennec fox tasked with covering a camel beauty pageant in their desert environment.

In Cheetah Chases the Story, animals are leaving the wildlife preserve and it's up to Cheetah to navigate the dangers of the savannah to find out why!

Capybara's Close Call features Capybara on the hunt for a story after hearing loud yelling throughout the rainforest.

Penguin Presses On tells the story of a Gentoo Penguin looking to find information about a potential crime while navigating all the dangers of his Antarctic environment.

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