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Little Fox is the center of Daddy's world--that is until Baby Fox is born. Now Baby Fox gets all of Daddy's attention. And what's worse, Daddy lets the new baby sleep in Little Fox's old crib and sings him Little Fox's special lullaby. It doesn't take long for Little Fox to decide he has had quite enough of this appalling new arrangement. Equal parts tender and hilarious, this irresistible story is certain to resonate with any child who has needed to make room in his family--and in his heart--for a new sibling.
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GILL LOBEL has written many picture books, including the award-winning Ellie and the Butterfly Kitten. She lives in Leicester, England.
SEBASTIEN BRAUN is the illustrator of numerous books for young readers, including Again! by Ian Whybrow. He lives in London.
In this golden-bright book, Lobel takes a crack at the new sibling theme. The first double-page spread shows the paradise lost: a thatched cottage in a thriving English garden. The next shows Daddy Fox bending over a cradle with bewildered-looking Little Fox standing to the side. To Little Fox, the new baby is a series of disappointments. It can't play yet; Little Fox mustn't wake it; and Daddy Fox ignores Little Fox as he tends to the new arrival. This leads Little Fox to a spirited, extended tantrum, ending with his hiding in the cupboard and thinking "Very Bad Things." Meanwhile, the house is filling with the aroma of a honey cake that Daddy is baking. Braun uses yellows, russets, and golds thoughout the sprightly pictures to lend a warm feeling to the story, which ends in a big hug after Daddy and Little Fox chummily eat delicious honey cake. For more books about little ones and their dads, see the Read-alikes "A Day with Dad," in Booklist's June 1 & 15, 2005 issue. Connie Fletcher
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110152060979
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2006. Condition: New. Sebastien Braun (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0152060979