A Library of the School of EducationDPIUW-Madison School Of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison LibraryUW-Madison Catalog
Home
About the CCBC
Authors and Illustrators
Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults
CCBC Calendar and Events
CCBC-Net
CCBC Podcasts
CCBC Publications
Intellectual Freedom
Links

Support the CCBC
Support the CCBC
Are you a...K-12 TeacherLibrarianEarly Childhood Care ProviderUW Student / Faculty

Fox

by Kate Banks
Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben

Published by Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
32 pages
ISBN: 0-374-399670

Ages 3-6

“It is spring. / In the forest, among the roots / of a great oak tree in a brown earthen den, / a baby fox is born.” The warmth and love of his parents enables a little fox to move gradually toward independence in Kate Banks’ wholly comforting yet expansive story. With her trademark blend of vivid language and soothing tone, Banks chronicles passing days and changing seasons as she details skills the young animal is learning from its parents and his eagerness to explore the wider world on his own. The brief narrative’s emotional refrain comes in two lyrical lines that are never identical but reference one another rhythmically and thematically, affirming--in different ways--that time brings change and growth. That sense of growth, change, and security imbedded in the story is echoed in Georg Hallenslaben’s warm, richly colored and textured paintings, which further suggest ways the fox is growing to maturity and readying himself to meet the ever-changing world. (MS) ©2007 Cooperative Children’s Book Center


book cover
Book of the Week

ACCESSIBILITY POLICY:
In accordance with the UW-Madison Accessibility Policy, this site makes every effort to comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. If you need additional resources or have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact the site administrator for more information.
UW crest