FICTION

A Fox Found a Box

Schwartz & Wade/Random/. Oct. 2019. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781984830531.
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PreS-Gr 2–A small red fox is searching for food beneath the snow when he discovers what he and all of his woodland friends believe to be a small, blue box. After playing with some buttons, the box, which is actually a radio, begins to sing, and all of the animals quickly begin to dance. Each day, they listen to music that makes them feel dreamy, sad, or ready to rock out. When the box stops singing one day, Fox and the other animals discover that there is music everywhere in the forest—the drip-drop of the rain or the sound of snow crunching under their paws. The adorable, lighthearted narrative paired with the charming illustrations rendered in sketchy colored pencil and cool watercolor washes cleverly communicate the vital message of this tale.
VERDICT A refreshing ode to the music of the forest and the beauty of the natural world. Recommended for all picture book collections.

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