Friday, 1 October 2010

Fox's Socks

Fox's Socks

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Published by Macmillan Children's Books

The superb writing / illustration team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler can do no wrong. Bringing us the deliciously dark tales of the Gruffalo, they've turned out hit after hit book and the Acorn Wood series is no exception. 

This simple tale of a fox and his missing socks may look familiar if you've already read through "The Gruffalo" but the addition of lift-the-flap searching for poor old Fox's missing footwear means that children automatically engage with the book and its simple poetic text. 

Can't get enough of Axel Scheffler's artwork. Brilliant stuff. 

Charlotte's best bit: "Noddy" wearing a sock on his head

Daddy's favourite bit: The cross-dressing mouse who seems to have changed sex since The Gruffalo

Rating: 4 out of 5