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A Fox Called Herbert

Written by Margaret Sturton

Illustrated by Margaret Sturton

Animals Debuts of the Month Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Star Books Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

LoveReading View on A Fox Called Herbert

Delightful family based story about identity and love

April 2020 Debut of the Month

Margaret Sturton announces herself as a major picture book talent with her debut. Little rabbit Herbert loves foxes. Indeed, he loves them so much he wants to be one, making himself a pair of fox ears and a tail. At first his mummy is amused, then angry when he messes up the living room with red paint and cuts up her dress to make a tail. When she sees him out playing as a fox, despite her instruction to be a ‘good little rabbit’, she is cross again, until she suddenly realises how important it is to Herbert to be a fox. The story is full of comic moments and the little rabbit family will be recognisable to all readers. It’s also a wonderful story about identity and love, delivered lightly but most effectively. Highly recommended.

Andrea Reece

A Fox Called Herbert Synopsis

Meet Herbert: the rabbit who knows he was born to be a fox. When his mummy isn't looking, he puts on pointy fox ears, makes himself a bushy tail, and asks his sister to paint him orange, just like a fox. But Mummy doesn't understand: why can't he just be a good rabbit?

A Fox Called Herbert is a true celebration of being ourselves and supporting our loved ones. Let this joyful tale inspire you to be who you are and follow your dreams.

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A Fox Called Herbert Press Reviews

[Margaret Sturton is] most definitely a talent to watch with interest. - Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9781783448708
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448708
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Margaret Sturton
Illustrator: Margaret Sturton
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Animals, Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, Star Books

About Margaret Sturton

Margaret Sturton is a Hampshire-based author and illustrator who studied a BA and MA in Fine Art Sculpture, and subsequently gained an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Margaret's mixed ethnic heritage inspires her exploration of identity and belonging, and A Fox Called Herbert came to her on a train journey as the words 'I am a fox' sprung into her mind.

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