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The Fox in the Dark Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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As an author of novels, I had often thought of writing a children's book especially with my own kids in mind. for over a year I dreamed up a book that would have a wonderful underlying theme and moral yet be funny, light to read, full of cute animals, and more. I started developing a plot and even penned out my book. It was far too long, far too complex. The prose was OK but it needed work. It has sat on the shelf for nine months now.
Then, one evening as we watched our nightly CBeebies Bedtime story, my need to write a children's book was erased. A woman came on screen and proceeded to read Fox in the Dark complete with the kind of character voices we humble parents only dream of being able to pull off. The story was recorded and has been watched many a time since. It's a firm favourite with our kids.
The illustration is superb but it's the poetry, humour and plot that I can't get enough of. Green is clearly an accomplished poet and nothing about the prose feels contrived. The jokes are cleverly written in and I am mazed at how she has narration rhyming with dialogue. We (the whole family) adore all of the characters and even within the short space of the book feel like we know each one's personality. Even with their faults (afraid, abrupt, moody, weak-bladdered, etc), the are all endearing. This book potentially gets more reads than previous favourites by Donaldson in our household.
So thanks, Alison Green, for stopping me from writing a children's book that could never have hit the levels of brilliance that you have. To all prospective buyers, I highly recommend this one. They probably don't get better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is so sweet, and the illustrations are beautiful! This is one of our favorites to read to our baby.Published 24 days ago by lauren
One of my all-time favorite picture books, purchased for my new little nephew. Hopefully it will become one of his favorites, too!Published 1 month ago by M. Wells
Easily my favorite bedtime book. The illustrations are top notch and the rhyming divine. Usually I hate when my toddler wants to read the same book every night, but I never turn... Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Pass
I really like this book, it's cute and way fun to read out loud! 💕Published 4 months ago by Stacy F.
This book is such a suspenseful story. My four year old daughter loves the story, and the ending is absolutely adorable. Read morePublished 5 months ago by That Guy
The quality of the book is nice. ours is paper back, and seems durable. But it is somewhat insinuating the fear of dar. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
**MOM REVIEW** Great story. We haven't read much though because we have to keep it out of the kids reach since it's paperback (clearly we weren't paying attention, we only buy... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joe & Cheryl DeMattei