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One Fox

Written by Kate Read

Illustrated by Kate Read

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One Fox Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 3+ readers First Concepts Stories about Animals

A Counting Book Thriller - Visually stunning. There’s real drama here and the way the story is told is joyous.

Shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 | Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

Kate Read uses bold colours, composition and collage to tell the story of one famished fox’s encounter with some angry hens, making this counting book a real thriller.

The Klaus Flugge judges said: ‘Visually stunning. There’s real drama here and the way the story is told is joyous. She’s done a very clever thing and created a counting book while keeping within the beats of a story.’



One Fox Synopsis

One famished fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl . . . three plump hens had better watch out! The rich, close-up illustrations take the reader to the heart of the drama in this exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard. With something different to count in every picture, learning numbers from one to ten has never been so much fun, while the story will keep everyone gripped to the last, hugely satisfying page. 

One Fox Press Reviews

A counting book thriller definitely sounds like a new genre. The gripping drama, by debut author and illustrator Kate Read, is set in a moonlit farmyard, with close-up illustrations of a fox on the prowl. It will have you and your children sitting on the edge of the bed. Will the fox get the hens? There is something different to count on every page, to help learn numbers from one to 10  I News

Lovely, potent, brightly colored illustrations . . . Little ones will eagerly count in subsequent readings as they also learn new descriptive vocabulary and cheer for the brave hens. A classic scenario flips the script in this engrossing adventure.  Kirkus - Starred Review 

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ISBN: 9781529010893
Publication date: 23/01/2020
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529010893
Publication date: 23rd January 2020
Author: Kate Read
Illustrator: Kate Read
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 36 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: First Concepts, Animals
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month
Collections: First Concepts - Numbers, Letters, Colours, Shapes...,

About Kate Read

Kate Read is a graduate from the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her luscious artwork is a mixture of collage, printing and drawing, creating layers of beautiful texture and detail.

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