One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller

by Kate Read

When “one famished fox” with “two sly eyes” encounters “three... read more

When “one famished fox” with “two sly eyes” encounters “three plump hens,” the outcome seems inevitable as the counting continues all the way up to “ten sharp teeth.” But in a dramatic page turn, the story arc pivots when “one hundred angry hens” prove they rule the roost. Only 40 words from start to finish convey setting, characters, and a plot with satisfying moments of tension and comedy. Vivid collage and paint illustrations on generously sized pages encourage reader interaction, from counting to cheering on the plucky poultry. Highly Commended, 2020 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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