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Review: The Fox and the Star

December 18, 2015

The Fox and the Star

Fox lived alone in the deep, dark forest.  He was small and timid so he didn’t wander very far.  Even though he was alone, he wasn’t lonely because Star was there for him, lighting the way when he foraged for food and ran through the forest.  Suddenly, though, things changed and Star was no longer there.  Fox was lonely, worried, and afraid and stayed in his den.  One day he realized it was time to face his fears and search for Star, his only friend.

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith is an absolutely gorgeous book from it’s cloth bound cover to it’s thick, beautifully illustrated pages.  It’s a modern day fable about friendship and courage that is sure to become a classic.  It’s a story that all ages can enjoy and parents will love sharing with their children.  The illustrations are stunning – I’d love to frame some of the pages – and do much to enhance the story.  That’s not surprising, though, since Bickford-Smith is the genius behind the Penguin Hardcover Classic covers.

I can’t say enough good things about The Fox and the Star.  You’ll want to buy a copy of this wonderful book to add to your family’s permanent collection.

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Penguin Random House.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.


18 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth F permalink
    December 18, 2015 5:48 am

    I’ll have to take a look at this. I love books with beautiful illustrations.

  2. December 18, 2015 6:27 am

    My grandson would love this book!

  3. December 18, 2015 6:29 am

    Sounds great, and a bit like The Little Prince. I need to look for it!

  4. December 18, 2015 7:12 am

    I’ll definitely look for this!

  5. December 18, 2015 9:31 am

    Think I’d love this for the beautiful edition alone, but sounds like the contents are every bit as good!

  6. December 18, 2015 10:13 am

    I love that you feel this could become a classic, sounds delightful right down to the texture and feel etc.

  7. December 18, 2015 10:50 am

    It sounds and looks like a wonderful book, Kathy!

  8. December 18, 2015 10:55 am

    The story sounds lovely and I can’t stop admiring that cover!

  9. December 18, 2015 1:38 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about this one. I first saw it in a Youtube video. Lovely illustrations.

  10. Patty permalink
    December 18, 2015 3:19 pm

    I love books that are really special!

  11. December 18, 2015 3:35 pm

    This sounds delightful

  12. December 18, 2015 4:28 pm

    I MUST get this. If the book is half as good as that gorgeous cover, we’re all in for a treat in my house!

  13. December 19, 2015 2:48 am

    This sounds wonderful. It would be a great gift. I think I would keep it for myself though. I enjoy Fabels. Thanks for your great review.

  14. December 20, 2015 2:10 pm

    sounds delightful, thanks for your thoughts

  15. December 20, 2015 6:04 pm

    CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on this!

  16. Literary Feline permalink
    December 20, 2015 6:05 pm

    This does sound wonderful, Kathy. Adding it to my wish list!

  17. December 22, 2015 11:01 am

    How did I miss this one? I think my son would love it. And it seems like the perfect book to read together.

  18. bookingmama permalink
    January 1, 2016 7:57 pm

    I can tell from the cover that this is a special book!

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