Goodreads Synopsis: With very spare, incredibly lively language, this is an entertaining read-aloud, with two amazing—and oh-so-adorable—characters at its heart.
When a greyhound meets a groundhog, wordplay and crazy antics ensue. The two animals, much like kids, work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another. (Around, round hound. Around, groundhog!) The pace picks up (Around and around and astound and astound!), until they ultimately wear themselves out.
I was able to read several kid’s books in June and this was by far one of my favorites.
Right off the bat I loved the art style and the colors. I’m not a huge fan of dogs but the greyhound character is adorable and so is the groundhog. This book is easy to read, definitely for a young audience, and the prose is really cute and in the form of a tongue twister of sorts. It’s the sort of story that might be a little repetitive but the art is just too beautiful to not love.
In the end I gave this book 3.5 stars on Goodreads.
Goodreads Synopsis: When a young girl brings her beloved stuffed fox to the playground, much to her astonishment, a real fox takes off with it! The girl chases the fox into the woods with her friend, the boy, following close behind, but soon the two children lose track of the fox. Wandering deeper and deeper into the forest, they come across a tall hedge with an archway. What do they find on the other side? A marvelous village of miniature stone cottages, tiny treehouses, and, most extraordinary of all, woodland creatures of every shape and size. But where is the little fox? And how will they find him?
This book is another of my favorite reads from June!
I really loved this book and I absolutely plan on owning someday soon. First this book features a really cute story about a young girl and a fox. I loved how the story was about sharing and making friends. I also, of course, loved the art. It’s really cool how the entire palate of colors changes slowly over the story, from a more somber palate of blues and grays to popping with green and orange and red by the end.
I highly recommend this read for anyone with children, or even to those of us who still enjoy the occasional picture book read. I gave it four stars on Goodreads.