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The Big Bad Fox

by Benjamin Renner. New York, NY: First Second, 2017

 

While foxes are typically cunning, it’s the chicks and chickens in this wonderful story who rule the roost. When Wolf helps Fox steal some eggs (his turnips are getting tired), he decides to hatch them, fatten them, and then eat them. Fox hadn’t counted on the chicks’ imprinting and as a result the story is a wonderful frolic as Fox figures out what to do.

 

The book has a great deal of wordplay, broken stereotypes, and wonderfully faceted characters. It received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

 

Grades 3-6

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