Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books


Spring 2007 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Author: Kate Banks
Illustrator: George Hallensleben
ISBN: 978-0-374-39967-2
Hardcover Price: $16.00
Little ones in a hurry to be big will relate to the title character in this gentle picture book by Kate Banks. Here, a baby fox is eager to explore his world on his own, but his loving mother and father keep reining him in. He watches the moon wax and wane, the clouds breeze by, and the trees change with the seasons. All the while he's building the skills he needs to survive in the wild, such as learning how to "run like the wind," and where to find blackberries and rodents. Bank's text reflects the natural world with a quiet touch, and George Hallensleben's warm paintings complement the story in vivid shades of blue, green and rust.
Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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