Graegin, Stephanie Little Fox in the Forest. PICTURE BOOK. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2017. $17.99
A young girl brings her favorite stuffed fox to school for Show & Tell. Later, at the playground, she is shocked when a real fox appears and takes off with her beloved toy! As the girl and a friend chase after the fox, they embark on a grand adventure into a magical animal world they never knew existed. The fox is eventually found--and a new friend is made!
I am 100% in love with this wonderful picture book without words. The story is told through panels of pictures in a wonderful whimsical style and done so well that text is not really needed. This would be a great book for a home or classroom library, and could lead to some great writing prompts and discussions. The lack of text makes it a tough choice for the youngest book lovers who might need help following the story, but older children will love it.
EL (K-3), EL--ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: TC