Friday, 19 August 2011

Kimberley's Scary Day

Wolves are often cast as the 'bad guys' in children's stories, but foxes aren't far off the mark either. Sneaky, charming (in their own way) and often with a rumbling tummy, Kimberley's Scary Day shows what happens when a trusting (and rather silly) Guinea Pig named Kimberley falls for the charms and wiles of a fox in disguise. 

It's a very short and sweet book, and there's a nice little cameo at the end that most children will delight at. Great artwork from Ross Collins (who knew that Guinea Pigs had iPods?) and a nice twist on a fairly familiar tale. 

Charlotte's best bit: Foxy shadow on the wall

Daddy's favourite bit: Ross Collins' description of his love of fine Guinea Pig cuisine

Rating: 3 out of 5