Reading Level: 2 – 6 years
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: October 1. 2019
Who would have thought that a counting book for children could create tension and unnerving moments then leave readers feeling safe and victorious at the end? A sly fox thinks he found a meal in the hen house but birds of a feather flock together in this picture book. Word selection matches the books theme. Brightly colored collage illustrations with some black backgrounds add chilling moments i.e. eight beady eyes and ten sharp teeth. This is another story that can be read anytime of the year however with the right voice, a Halloween fright could be delivered before a snug ending.
2 thoughts on “One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by author/illustrator Kate Read”
This is one of my favorite picture books from last year. In fact, it won the Cybils picture book category for its innovative concept and fabulous art. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. Great pick!
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I am always amazed to see how creative authors and illustrators can be. This book also won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book award.
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