Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
What did you like about the book? Little Fox is ready to go out of his den and meet the world. His mother reassures him that whatever he does and wherever he goes, she will be with him throughout his first year. He sets off to discover his world and the text and illustrations show a baby fox enjoying his surroundings throughout the seasons of the year. By the end of the book, he is back at the den in case he needs her. I liked how mother fox gave him all the encouragement and skills to finally become independent.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book except when the end of a rhyme was written within the picture. This is a book for pre-readers and they won’t appreciate the clever placement of the word within the picture.
To whom would you recommend this book? This book of growing up is perfect for a child who is anxious about leaving his mother. It will reinforce the idea that his mother will be there if he needs her, but there’s a time to start to be independent. This book is perfect for preschool children and children who have anxiety about leaving their mothers.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day cares
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher Washington, DC.
Date of review: July 13, 2017