Fox and Hen Together

By Beatrice Rodriguez (Illustrator)
(Enchanted Lion Books, Hardcover, 9781592701094, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2011 Kids' Next List
“This wordless picture book continues the story began in The Chicken Thief. Hen cradles her egg while Fox remarks on the empty refrigerator. Hen entrust her egg to Fox and goes out fishing for some food, but she gets more than she bargained for when an enormous bird snares the fish she's just caught, pulling Hen away on a dangerous adventure. This is a rip-roaring tale with a fun little twist ending. Who knew that a Hen-and-Fox baby would look so cute?”
-- Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA


Description

Fox and Hen are back, dwelling together on their island, with an empty refrigerator and an awfully important looking egg!




About the Author

Béatrice Rodriguez was born in 1969. She received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and works today as an illustrator, creating children's books as well as illustrations and cartoons for the press. She lives in France with her husband and two children. He previous book with Enchanted Lion THE CHICKEN THIEF received a starred review in PW and one in SLJ as well as positive reviews in Kirkus and Booklist.




Praise For Fox and Hen Together

"Who says married life is dull? The sequel to The Chicken Thief has as much action and drama as it's predecessor, and is just as weirdly wonderful as it moves from courtship (of sorts) to cohabitation." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A sweet loopy look at domestic travail filtered through a wickedly subversive lens." - Kirkus

"B. Rodriguez's The Chicken Thief and Fox and Hen Together are two of the most charming wordless picture books I've ever encountered. Check 'em out." - Nancy Pearl, nancypearl.com

"Children who like exaggerated action and high jinks in their story will enjoy the continuing story of Fox and Hen. Children and parents can take turns telling this story by adding dialogue, narration and sound effects." - Tanya Boudreau, curled up with a good kid's book

"Rodriguez skillfully uses the format of wide, short pages to create dynamic scenes with a cinematic sense of movement. Her line work is wonderful, somehow seeming sketchy and refined at the same time, and the expresions on the animals' faces add subtle touches of humor. Kids will love this funny and exciting story." -Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, Starred Review

Review on the Fox and Hen Series:
"Why I love this Series: Wordless picture books are "just right" books for EVERY reader in my classroom." -Mary Lee, A Year of Reading

"Laugh out loud funny! I love the expressions on the characters' faces as Hen and Crab sail through one peril after another and especially when Hen thinks Fox might have done something terrible to the egg. this story is touching and dear and the perfect continuation of The Chicken Thief. -Biblio Reads

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