Book Review, Picture Books

Along Came a Fox by Georgiana Deutsch & illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs

It was just the right sort of night for adventure and, in this wonderful picture book, Bramble the fox does just that.

He is on the search for fireflies. Wandering through the shadowy forest, he insists that foxes don’t get scared until he spots his reflection in the lake and mistakes it for another fox. Readers will gasp and giggle as Bramble tumbles head over heels in shock and then gets very shouty!  Hazel, a nervous hedgehog, and Twig, a very wise owl, help Bramble to realise where he’s gone wrong and that making friends is much better than getting cross.

There are so many opportunities for discussion about friendship and the value of a smile. The importance of recognising when you make a mistake and being able to apologise is clear. Along Came a Fox is a lovely story for bedtime but also fantastic for the classroom. There are so many links to PSHE for Early Years and Key Stage One

Bramble the fox is bursting with personality. The language of the story is delightful and the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. Bramble, Hazel and Twig leap off the page and will find a very happy home in many readers’ hearts.

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for this beautiful book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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