Fox + Chick: The Sleepover and Other Stories
Review Copy from Chronicle Books
Friends. Opposites. Inhabitants of a pastel-hued, water color world that is vaguely surreal, Fox and Chick are back for a third installment of their inviting, if curious, easy-to-read stories. In "The Sleepover," "The Hammer," and "The Surprise," Chick’s odd logic is once again upending Fox’s life. Happily, Fox responds with patience and even wisdom at times. To these unforgettable characters and luminous illustrations, Ruzzier brings a sublime simplicity that makes this series perfect for emerging readers, adding books with character and intelligence to the often dull world of beginning reader books.
If you aren’t familiar with this delightful duo, definitely check out my reviews of the first two books (links below) where I put the greatness of Ruzzier’s work into historical (Frog & Toad) context. Then check out ALL of Ruzzier’s picture books, many of which I have reviewed here.
May 14, 2021 at 01:01PM Tanya