A sweet rhyming story that will help get your little ones settled in for the night is what you’ll find in The Fox in the Dark.
The Rabbit is racing home as he’s chased by a fox in the dark. No sooner has he latched the door, but a rat-a-tat-tat startles him. The duck is also scared of the fox in the dark and begs to come in. Next comes the mouse and the lamb begging to be saved from the dreaded fox in the dark. But maybe the fox isn’t as scary as they think.
In this beautiful reprinted edition of Alison Green’s The Fox in the Dark, young readers can get ready for bedtime by reading of the animals who are snuggling up in Rabbit’s bed to hide from the fox in the dark.
Green’s lyrical prose flows along almost as gently as a lullaby. With great subtlety, The Fox in the Dark teaches young ones a good reason not to make assumptions about others.
The illustrations by Deborah Allwright are wonderful. They capture the essence of the story perfectly. From the sweat dripping off Rabbit’s forehead to the big, round eyes of the little fox, she has captured the emotions of each character.
Everything about this book is wonderful. The special child in your life between the ages of 3 and 7 would certainly enjoy this one.
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