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.)
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