Monday, March 13, 2006

Picture Books - Fox Makes Friends

Fox Makes Friends by Adam Relf 2005

What a cute little story about how young ones, in this case Fox and his friends, take words so literally. Relf does a good job of taking a simple statement, creating some humorous moments, and wrapping it all up into a warm conclusion. Plus, it is an actual picture book that isn't too small or too large to handle. As Goldilocks would say, it was just right. Aside from the over-average size, the artwork was very simple, but pleasing and appealing to the eye. The book design, color use, and text layout would work well in a read aloud and helps eliminate the kids in the back interrupting the story to yell out, "I can't see the picture". In my opinion, it would be good for babies through kindergarten, but for some strange reason I noted on the U.S. Amazon today that they have it listed from ages 9 to 12!? Maybe they'll take a second look and rethink that. Everywhere else I noted they list it for 2 to 6 years of age.

Enjoy a book with a friend or two. (Hope you all are able to stay dry and the wild windy weather hasn't affected you too much.)



Anonymous Daddy D said...

Reading your book reviews have helped me to write one. They have an over view structure that paints the picture in a short amount of time and space.


4:18 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Oops on Amazon's part. Hope it doesn't effect sales...looks like a cute book!

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Molly said...

That Fox is mighty cute, no wonder he makes friends.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Students For Literacy Ottawa said...

Just wanted to drop you a line to say that I came across your blog and like it quite a bit. I will be back! Also noticed that I'm on your blogroll - so thank you so much! Will also add your site to ours.

Hard keeping track of all the good children's book sites out there!



8:30 AM  
Blogger Lost A Sock said...

Looks like a very cute book. I'll have to make a list of your recommendations for next time I'm in B&N so I can take a look.

And yesss, the wind... Never take a two month old to the zoo in the wind. Even if the weather man promises it will be sunny and 60. But more on that later. ;0)

5:14 PM  

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