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A great story to share with all ages
on 20 March 2004
¡§Otter, Mole, Fox and Hare lived together in a house in the woods.¡¨ In their family, Fox always played a wise role. As far as the others of this family were concerned, Fox was the father of the house. But one day, Fox died in the woods. His family was very sad, they felt totally lost without Fox. The worst thing was that they didn't want to do anything except think about their sorrow. But then Squirrel came to visit them and reminded them of the funny things Fox had done, and finally they all understood that Fox will always be in their hearts and memories and all of the memories will last forever.
Charming and exquisite pictures will make you feel deeply impressed with this book. Most drawings appear in double-page spreads, they are detailed and transmit the deeply emotional aura of this story. Since I have bought this book, I can hardly put it down. This is the first time¡FI feel a strong impulse to learn how to illustrate children's picture books.
Fluent text and a moving story make this book my favorite of any I have read recently. At the beginning the author uses metaphor, which is extremely appropriate to symbolize that Fox will die soon. Nevertheless, in this work the most striking sentence is the words that Squirrel said ¡§But life has to go on.¡¨ Especially the way she remembered some of the amusing things Fox had done in the past to comfort and encourage her friends. Although the theme of this story is somewhat sad, children can learn to come to terms with bereavement and face the loss of close relatives in human life. It is a good way for children to realize that no matter how sad they are, life has to go on after all.
This is a thoughtful as well as a very heartwarming story, which all children should enjoy. Well worth treasuring and reading.