New Release: The Wild Ones and Los bravos

Today, we are delighted to celebrate the release of The Wild Ones and the Spanish edition Los Bravos from Megan and Jorge Lacera!

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.

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.

Check out this release day Instagram live conversation and drawing demonstration with co-author and illustrator, Jorge Lacera!

Praise for The Wild Ones and Los Bravos

“Playful monster fun with a satisfying amount of heart.” —Booklist

“Wild monsters from diverse cultures lurk (and smirk) in this not-so-scary story of fighting for home.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Covers serious topics via a breezy, upbeat narrative.” —Publishers Weekly

“Brightly colored digital illustrations, featuring both panels and full-page spreads, are dynamic and energetic, keeping up the excitement and fast pace.” —Shelf Awareness

“Shock-full of great imagery and ideas!” —Raúl the Third, New York Times bestselling and Pura Belpre Award-winning author-illustrator of the World of Vamos! books

“ARE YOU READY?! This international crew of dazzling monsters are here to SMACK DOWN greed and sucker punch injustice.” —Adam Rex, New York Times Bestselling Author and Illustrator

“Pure spooky fun served up with the dynamic Lacera duo’s signature heart, humor, and sabor.” —Pura Belpré Honor Winning Author Anika Aldamuy Denise and Caldecott Honor Winner Christopher Denise

“The hilarious writing, exciting narrative, detailed illustrations, different cultures represented and graphic novel elements will grab those more experienced readers.” —Gaia Cornwall, author-illustrator of Jabari Jumps

Pick up your copy at your independent bookstore, or wherever you buy books online.

The Wild Ones: BookshopBarnes & NobleAmazon

Los Bravos: BookshopBarnes & NobleAmazon

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! 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