FATHER FOX’S CHRISTMAS RHYMES by Clyde Watson

FATHER FOX’S CHRISTMAS RHYMES

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Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The frisky fox family from the Watsons’ beloved classic Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes (1971) celebrates Christmas together in this beautifully designed tribute to an old-fashioned holiday season. Fifteen rhyming poems follow the foxes as they decorate, make presents, play music, eat with the relatives, and play in the snow, and then enjoy their tree and presents together. Some of the poems are jolly and funny, while others are more quiet and thoughtful, speaking of candlelit walks in the forest, listening for angel voices, or wishing on the first star, “a wish for peace and love and joy.” The charming foxes in their patched, old-fashioned clothes have irresistible expressions, and the exciting, candlelit spirit of the season captured in both art and poetry is irresistible as well. Like the bright flames in the foxes’ hearth, this charming collection “will toast the toes and warm the heart.” (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 2003
ISBN: 0-374-37576-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2003