Little Fox in the Forest

by Stephanie Graegin

Wordless sequential art in shades of blue shows a little girl losing her beloved... read more

Wordless sequential art in shades of blue shows a little girl losing her beloved stuffed fox on the school playground. Viewers see that the toy has been stolen by a real fox who carries it back home to a full-color world populated by animals who behave as people. The human girl and her observant friend find their way into the alternate reality of an animal fantasy world to search for the stuffed fox. Meanwhile, young readers will see that the little red fox has now bonded completely with the girl’s toy, even fighting a wily weasel who tried to take it away. Graegin expertly balances the two realities, playing them off each other so that both protagonists (the girl and the fox) are equally congenial. The ultimate resolution satisfies both, and will likely satisfy young readers as well in this original and charming offering. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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