The Fox on the Swing
If you read my review of Soda Pop, you know I’m not scared of crazy stories, but this one is pretty out there! You will find yourself in a word where elephants ride in taxis, a boy befriends a fox that swings in the local park, the family lives in a tree house, and the mom only paints orange pottery. (And Dad has his own helicopter and landing pad!)
The fox is clearly supposed to be wise and clever and has a lot of one-liners like, “Being generous is like an ocean, would you like to be a drop in that ocean?” or “When I need to be somewhere else, that is where I’ll go,” but I think those messages might be missed by younger readers. They might not mind, however, as the story is entertaining!
It’s a beautiful book, and there is a lot to look at on each page. I would definitely choose it off the shelf with the intriguing picture of the fox on the swing and silvery stars on the cover. I loved the final picture and words: “But most of all, happiness is a fox.” You’ll just have to check it out to see what you think!
|Author||Evelina Daciutè • Aušra Kiudulaite, Illustrator|
|Page Count||48 pages|
|Publisher||Thames & Hudson|
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