Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I've always felt that once you stop reading picture books to your kids you are missing out on some of the best books, artwork and stories that get written. The gorgeous illustrations, quirky humour and exciting dreams of future worlds.
Well, the same goes with books written for bigger kids.
Maybe the words are bigger on the page.
Maybe you'll read the book in one night.
Maybe you will love it so much you can't wait to share it with your kids.
Maybe a Fox is worth the read by you and your kids.
It's a little different to anything else available right now. It's not about fitting in at school or dealing with the latest social media crisis, it's not complete fantasy.
Maybe a Fox is sad. As an adult and as a parent, my heart was breaking in sections of this as 11 year old Jules talks about the little memory she has of her mum.
But the magic of this book is the community around Jules and her family. The support she has from the people and the environment around her.
There is magic in wishes, magic in believing, magic in hope for answers and better days.
This book is all about dealing with grief but it is also so much more. I don't want to spoil it at all by saying too much, but if you're looking for a book to share with kids 9-13, Maybe a Fox should be on your list.