Showing posts with label Robyn Crawford. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robyn Crawford. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Hungry Fox by Kitty Barry

Rating: WORTHY!

This is one weird story. It's more along the lines of the Grimm fairy tales - which were pretty grim - and most people tend to forget how evil some of them were, either that or they managed to get by without even knowing it in the first place.

In this story, the fox, evidently not a very smart fox, is wandering around eating all kinds of inappropriate and downright crazy food. At first I thought the story was trying to make some sort of a point about pollution and destruction of the environment, but that's not the way it goes.

Eventually, a friendly rabbit tries to suggest some things the fox might eat, and it's only at that point that the fox has a bright idea about what real fox food should look like.

The book is nicely illustrated by Robyn Crawford, and the tale capably told, but whether you want your kids to discover what the fox ate is a choice you will have to make! I think this is an odd story and decided to rate it worthy because in the end it does show the true nature of the fox. Consider it an antidote to the story of the fox and the scorpion which wants to cross the river!