We are certified book-lovers in our house! All of us enjoy reading and T and I are regular visitors at our local library. I’m lucky that she enjoys listening to stories because I enjoy reading them, especially doing all of the voices! I thought I’d start to write some reviews of some our favourites.
Recently we have been reading (and re-reading) Fox in the Dark by Alison Green. We came across it at our local library and it has quickly become a favourite! This story tells the tale of various woodland creatures hiding away from a fox. It is a rhyming story with a lovely gentle rhythm, and the repeated refrain of ‘the fox in the dark’ is great fun for children to join in with.
The story is beautifully illustrated by Deborah Allwright, who uses the illustrations to depict what is happening in the narrative as well as what might be going on in the imagination of the characters.
The characters are developed really nicely, and my favourite, without a shadow of a doubt, is duck. He is just the right mixture of pomposity and cowardice and he makes me laugh every time!
The other animals are great too – a grumpy yet warm-hearted rabbit, a frightened mouse, a kind lamb, and of course, the Fox in the Dark!
I won’t spoil the ending for you you, but suffice to say that it is open ended enough to provide a wealth of opportunities for you and your child to continue the story! This book will definitely be going on our wish list, I’d really recommend it!