Fox in the Darkby Alison Green
For the ultimate read-loud, look no further than The Fox in the Dark. Childern will be entranced by this rollicking crowd-pleaser that is by turns humorous, suspenseful, and sweet. The perfect book for rabbits, duck, mice, lamb...and children. Ages 3 -7
Fear of the fox makes strange bedfellows. Under the light of a full moon, Rabbit runs for his life, pursued by a fox. He reaches home just in time. A rat-a-tat-tat at the door sends Rabbit's ears straight up. It's not Fox, but a Duck, like Rabbit seeking safety. Rabbit reluctantly agrees to share his bed with Duck, but no sooner has the pair settled in than there's another rat-a-tat-tat. A tired mouse seeks shelter, then a little lamb. The bed is getting comically crowded. Another knock: It's "A Fox in the Dark!" But--it's just a small, scared fox looking for his mother. Young readers should be able to guess who knocks on the door next. In the end, big mommy Fox provides a snug sleeping place for all the other animals. Green's text is written in a gentle rhyme, and Allwright makes all the animals adorable. She varies her compositions inventively, incorporating some graphic-style storytelling and capitalizing on the contrast between Rabbit's lantern light and the surrounding shadows. Just right for a bedtime story. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Love the illustrations, too.
This is a truly delightful story of Rabbit, Duck, Mouse, Lamb all frightened of a fox in the dark... but sometimes things don't turn out how you'd expect. The first time I read this it brought tears to my eyes and often still has the same effect. And the appeal isn't just for me, my 5 and 4 year old children love it too. It has fabulous illustrations, a beautiful lilting poetic rhythm and I will never get bored of this book. You have to read it!