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Fox discovers an egg and decides it would be tastier hatched, but sitting on the egg makes the fox feel protective and gives him some unexpected problems
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Text: English, Japanese (translation)From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 1-- A wily fox discovers a large egg in the forest, and rather than eat it, he makes a fox-sized nest and sits on the egg himself. His reasoning is that a chick is tastier than an egg, but before the egg hatches a weasel attempts to make off with it. Mistaking the fox for a bird monster, the weasel runs off to tell the badger, who also makes an unsuccessful attempt at the egg. The fox now sits on the egg day and night, and when it hatches--surprise!--the chick believes the fox is its mother and the fox can't bring himself to eat it. Isami's colored-pencil and watercolor drawings are strangely static, and some of the animals have an odd, flat perspective. The evening scenes, full of dark blues and purples, are appealing, and the daytime golds and greens depict flora and fauna in a realistic yet delicate manner. Nevertheless, the animals seem to lack warmth and animation. The writing is often wooden and is curiously laced with phrases that seem out of keeping with the book's tone. For example, when the new chick informs "Mommy" that it's hungry, the fox replies, "Hey! Knock it off! I'm not your mother!" Kasza's Wolf's Chicken Stew (Putnam, 1987) is a better executed tale of an intended meal taking on unexpected qualities. --Joanna G. Jones, formerly at Hunterdon County Library, Flemington, NJ
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