The Big Bad Fox

The Big Bad Fox

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Fox dreams of being the terror of the hen house, but no one on the farm is the least bit intimidated by him - when he picks a fight with a hen, he always ends up on the losing end. He tries to take lessons from his mentor Wolf, but Fox's incompetence always gets in the way. It looks like Fox will have to spend the rest of his life eating turnips. But then Fox and Wolf have a brilliant idea. If Fox steals some eggs, he could raise the chicks himself and have a plump, juicy chicken dinner. But Fox's plans change when three adorable chicks hatch and call him 'Mummy.' Beautifully rendered in watercolour by Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox is a hilarious and surprisingly tender parable about parenthood that's sure to be a hit with new parents (and their kids too).
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 151 x 218 x 14mm | 404g
  • New Milford, United States
  • English
  • Full-color illustrations throughout
  • 1626723311
  • 9781626723313
  • 39,777

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"Bound to keep adults and kids alike laughing, this is a winning selection for comic book fans, reluctant readers, and those who enjoy subversive comedy." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Graphic novels fans from grades three and up are all going to find some- thing to like here from the art to the humor to the tender underbelly... In a celebratory era of powerful, memorable, visually significant graphic novels, this one happily joins the mountain near the top."-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Although this concept of role reversal may be well-trod, Renner handles it deftly, making the predictable feel satisfying. A comically charming underfox tale." --Kirkus

"Renner's tone hits the sweet spot between snarkiness and sentimentality." --Horn Book
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About Benjamin Renner

Benjamin Renner is an award-winning French cartoonist, animator, and filmmaker. He received a 2014 Academy Awards nomination in the category of Best Animated Feature for the film Ernest & Celestine. His comic Le grand mechant renard (The Big Bad Fox) is currently being made into an animated special.
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1,340 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 46% (620)
4 39% (522)
3 12% (165)
2 2% (24)
1 1% (9)
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