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one thrilling picture book

coverOne Fox: A Counting Book Thriller  by Kate Read

Peachtree Publishing, 2019.

Hardcover Picture book, 36pp.

One Fox is delicious. A must. It’s a clever read, and beautiful visually. I marvel at the level of drama/thrill Read is able to elicit in both composition and very few word. The alliterations are good. I was also charmed by what we were asked to count (e.g. “8”)…and that unexpected number on the final pages.

two hoots page
interior pages of One Fox, illustrated by Kate Read

I had to ask the question: is this a I Want My Hat Back (by Klassen) experience. Is it…?  Oh, but I would’ve owned this one with my small macabre-loving child.

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interior pages of One Fox, illustrated by Kate Read

One Fox is a fantastic addition to the Counting Book collections.

Note: Nicely bookended endpapers

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Illustrations: Mixed media collage and painting

Kate Read graduated in 2018 from the renowned MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Winner of SCWBI Undiscovered Voices 2018. Kate lives with their long suffering partner in sunny Norfolk (UK). We have three hilarious, beautiful daughters who inspire and exhaust us in equal measure.

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