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The Fox in the Dark Paperback – 2 Oct 2014

4.9 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 2 - 6 years
  • Publisher: Alison Green Books; 1 edition (2 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407142976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407142975
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 0.3 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 403,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Loved this book with my daughter
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Look at all those 5-star reviews - and no wonder - this is possibly the perfect children's book.

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.
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This became a firm bedtime favourite with both me and my 3 year old son from the very first reading! It is cleverly written in rhyme with just the right amount of repetition to encourage youngsters to join in. The story is a perfect mix of great plot, interesting characters, suspense, a twist in the tale and old-fashioned charm. The illustrations are truly beautiful and have real depth and warmth. I will be buying a few copies as gifts over the coming years I'm sure! If you're a fan of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and others from the Julia Donaldson stables, then you will almost certainly become a fan of This Alison Green book.
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First saw this being read on children's TV and we loved it and had to get it for our 2 little girls - it is a sweet, innocent, heart warming wintery tale perfect for bedtime, christmasy feeling, classic, simple and beautifully illustrated. Still a bit cheeky - the mouse is so scared he does a little wee on the floor. It has that 'sing song' rhythm and rhyming that makes it ideal for bedtime and it is a good length, not too long, a new favorite.
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My daughter (aged 4) was given this book for Christmas and has already asked for it to be read to her so many times that she can 'read' it with me. It is a charming tale well written with an equal balance of gentle anxiety and humour finished with a happy ending. As an added bonus I enjoy the story and am quiet happy that this has become one of our bedtime regulars. I highly recommend it.
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I bought this book after watching Josie Lawrence read it on a childrens tv program, great for interacting with little ones and great for inspiring little ones imaginations and developing excellent cognition skills. With it I bought a beanie fox, rabbit, duck, sheep and mouse so that the little ones can act out for themselves, guided discovery learning, great fun
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took this on holiday and ended up reading it day and night, over and over. Adorable and amuing story about animals who seek shelter from something that they think is scary and then they find out what it is. Beautifuuly animated and very well written. Maybe mummy's fav book to read
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Originally borrowed this book from the library and loved it so much we had to get a copy. Easy to follow rhyme, beautiful illustrations and just enough humour to satisfy even slightly older children. A lovely book and definitely a keeper.
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