Nanny Fox – a book review for Orion Star

I was intrigued to find out more about Nanny Fox written by Georgie Adams with illustrations by Selina Young, when we received a copy from Orion Books – the front cover reads ….

The fox who loved chickens – not to eat – just as friends

 www.over40andamumtoone.com Nanny Fox

www.over40andamumtoone.com Nanny Fox

Sounds interesting!  Even a 3 and half-year old Monkey knows that foxes normally eat chickens.

The 32 page hardback book tells the story of Arnold, a rather rare beast – a fox who actually likes chickens and wants to befriend them, rather than have them for dinner.  It’s an endearing tale about friendship, standing up for what you believe in and daring to be different – all important lessons for any young child.

Monkey giggled a lot as I read this story, we chuckled as I read about Arnold’s family and how each of them liked to eat chicken for their dinner, whilst Arnold stuck to peanut butter sandwiches.

Arnold applies for the position of Nanny to six of Mrs Buff Orpington’s chicks.  We watch as Arnold wins the trust of the chicks and has some fun adventures with them.  He then has to be a hero and rescue their Mummy from his own family.

www.over40andamumtoone.com Saving Mrs Buff Orpington
www.over40andamumtoone.com Saving Mrs Buff Orpington

There are a number of points within the book where the text is in a larger font, as shown above, this really helps stress actions and feelings and added to the drama of the story telling.

The story ends well for all concerned.  The illustrations work well with the story and Monkey liked the book a lot.

The hardback is available for £9.99 and we give it a big thumbs up, it’s a bit different with some great messages.

disclaimer:  we were sent this book for the purposes of review, our comments however, remain our own, honest thoughts.

 

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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