Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Fox in the Box by Amanda Gee #Review

When Lydia finds a lost baby fox outside her back door, they set off together to look for his family. But on the way, they discover a terrible disaster is about to overtake their village. Can they stop it.....and will the cub find what he's looking for?

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I have to talk about the front cover as it's just perfect and my children immediately started talking about the Fox and my son asked if he was ok which I thought was very sweet. The illustrations are wonderfully eye catching and really helped to engage my children as they talked about what they saw as well as listening to the story. I really enjoyed reading the story to my children the rhyming style worked well and it flowed perfectly.

It has a lovely sweet and loving feel to it as Lydia the little girl finds the fox and tries to comfort him then deciding to help him find his way home. Within the story there is also a lovely message to convey about caring for our environment. The story is easy to understand whether it's about being kind and helpful but also that working together can sometimes work. The ending was perfect and as a family we were all delighted with the way things turned out in the end.

The length of the story is just about right as my two year old can sometimes lose interest if a story is too long. However she sat and listened to it all along with her brother where they happily pointed out all the different animals that Lydia and the fox encounter along the way.

A sweet and delightful story!

With thanks to Amanda Gee for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion

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