Hattie and the Fox

by Mem Fox and Patricia Mullins

In the bushes Hattie the Hen first sees a nose, then two eyes, then two ears, and... read more

In the bushes Hattie the Hen first sees a nose, then two eyes, then two ears, and so on, but none of the other barnyard animals heed her warning until the entire fox is visible. A wonderful combination of predictability and surprise succeeds as an original cumulative tale. The colorful collage illustrations show an expert use of form and space, and though they depict the same setting and the same animals again and again, no two illustrations look the same. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987

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