Little Fox in the Snow

illus. by Daniel Miyares. 40p. Candlewick. Nov. 2018. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780763688141.
Gr 1–3—A little fox sticks his head out of his snug hole in the early morning. He sets off to hunt in the cold snow. At first he catches only a mouse, but a hare comes along to satisfy his hunger. After a refreshing drink, the little fox stops for a good sniff. His attention is caught by the smell of a she-fox. Before he can pursue the vixen though, he comes across something much more dangerous (a wolverine) and must flee as fast as he can back to his tree. The poetic language that London uses makes this a great book for reading aloud. The naturalistic adventures of the young fox are both accurate and exciting, portraying the beauty and the danger that exists in the wild. Miyares's gorgeous ink-and-watercolor illustrations match the text word for word, providing a beautiful complement to the descriptions given.
VERDICT A compelling look at predators and prey and the stark realities of life in the wild. Recommended for collections looking for realistic winter-themed tales.

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