Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Review - How to Find a Fox

How to Find a Fox

by Kate Gardner
photographs by Ossi Saarinen
Date: 2021
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book non-fiction
Pages: 48
Format: e-book
Source: library

Look for tracks. Listen for yips. Be as still as a pebble.

Taking kids on an imaginary trek through different landscapes and seasons, How to Find a Fox celebrates one of our planet's most graceful and enchanting creatures: the red fox. Ossi Saarinen's stunning wildlife photos and Kate Gardner's lively and informative words capture the magical and profound connection between animals and humans. Readers will be inspired to get outside and make their own discoveries--maybe with a camera in-hand, just like Ossi.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Attention fox lovers! You'll want to check out How to Find a Fox, which combines lovely photographs with a simple text and some interesting facts about our vulpine friends.

If I have any complaints, it's with some of the landscape photographs. I'm not sure if we're supposed to find foxes within them or not. I spent quite a while trying to find the critters, Where's Waldo? style, and couldn't really see any in most of the landscapes. (I did spot a fox in one, which made me think there might've been a fox in all of them.) So, either there are no foxes and it's all a bit misleading... or there are foxes and it's way too difficult to find them!

Other than that, though, the photos of the actual foxes are lovely. I even learned a few things I didn't know before.

Highly recommended to readers who enjoy books about foxes and wildlife, or who like picture books illustrated with gorgeous photos.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 5/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4 out of 5

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