Foxy and Egg by Alex T. Smith


Foxy and Egg by Alex T. Smith

Egg rolls up to the house of the wicked Foxy DuBois. Foxy is always very kind to strangers and invites Egg in, but she's got a glint in her eye, and has devilish plans. The clues are there: recipe books, and pictures of fried eggs adorning her walls. Be careful, Egg! 'If you're not in fits of giggles by the back endpaper, there's something wrong with you!' The Bookbag These crazy characters also star in their own fiction series- Foxy Tales. Alex T Smith is the World Book Day illustrator for 2014 and also the author of the internationally bestselling fiction series Claude, which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club. Follow Alex at and


Will entertain adults and children alike... made me laugh out loud. Bookseller If you're not in fits of giggles by the back endpaper, there's something wrong with you! Bookbag All children will love the crisp images and extra detail on each page. Nursery Education Plus Expertly orchestrated by Alex Smith. Books For Keeps Not only beatifully illustrated, it is also hugely entertaining. School Librarian Subtleties raise this book into a class of its own and I would thoroughly recommend it. School Librarian A fantastically entertaining story which will be a hit at storytime. Library Mice darkly funny The Big Issue Scotland

About the Author

Alex T. Smith

When Alex T. Smith was a little boy, he wanted to be a chef, a rabbit or a children’s book illustrator. Now, at the young age of 23, he has won awards for his art and has illustrated his first picture book, the acclaimed Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero and his second book, Home, is published in January 2009. Home is the first book that Alex has written and illustrated.

Whilst studying illustration at Coventry University, Alex won second prize in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in 2006 and was highly commended for the same award in 2005. Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and Alex was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal 2009, an amazing accolade for such a new and young writer!

Alex lives in York with his wife and four very naughty, tiny dogs.

Here are some things that Alex likes to do in his spare time:

Watching films, especially French cinema and animated films.

Cooking. (He likes to read cook books like they are novels - straight through from cover to cover!)

Making small, hand sewn toys.

Looking after his pets and planning what other pets he will have when he has a bigger house!

He’s re-learning French (having only remembered random phrases and a collection of useless words from school!)

He loves looking in antique shops, vintage clothes shops and flea markets for treasures!

Keeping travel sketchbooks.

Walking in the woods.


Drinking Red Bush Tea

He also likes people watching, eavesdropping, looking out of the window, doodling whilst on the phone, talking and taking his dogs for a walk in the park and having a go on the swings if no one is looking.

Photo credit: Dominic Turner

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

4th September 2014



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