[Book Review] Be Wild Be Free by Amber Fossey

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By Amber Fossey

So there’s a sloth, a bear, a koala, and a blob fish all woven with lovely, encouraging, and uplifting words for when life gets too, you know, “lifey”.

This heartwarming picture book for grownups is perfect for a cozy snuggle up with a hot beverage when you just need a break from the world. Read from beginning to end or just find a page that speaks to you in the moment and reflect. You’re going to want two copies of this one. One for yourself and one to share with a friend.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

More About This Author

Amber Fossey is the NHS-doctor-turned-artist behind Zeppelinmoon, the hugely popular Instagram account and Etsy store with 200k followers. As an expert in mental health, her uplifting and wickedly funny illustrated stories of weird and wonderful creatures are inspired by her experiences with all the dark & glorious facets of the human spirit and a fascination with animals. 

Throughout Amber’s 12-year career in psychiatry she worked with severely mentally ill patients in hospitals, prisons and the community, and encountered the grey areas of sanity. She is driven by a deep-rooted compassion for those that society rejects, mistreats and ignores and for those suffering mental anguish. She believes all souls, human and animal, deserve to be loved and treated as equals. This manifests in her art where she often champions the unloved, the feared and the endangered.

In her debut book, Amber brings together many of her favourite characters from the Zeppelinmoon Instagram account. They tell a story about love and compassion, making us laugh along the way with her trademark cheeky style.

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