By Jessica Souhami (Illustrator)
(Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781847802187, 32pp.)
Publication Date: March 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Foxy has a very large sack with just one bee in it. But on his travels he meets a woman with a nice fat rooster. . . "Whatever you do, don't look in the sack!" says Foxy. But the woman does, of course, and when the bee escapes Foxy takes the rooster in exchange! He repeats the trick to acquire a lovely fat pig, and finally. . . a little boy! But the last woman Foxy meets is as clever as he is. She sets the little boy free and substitutes a large fierce dog in the sack - who chases bad Foxy away, never to be seen again.
Jessica Souhami studied at the Central School of Art and Design. In 1980 she formed Mme Souhami and Co, a travelling puppet company using colourful shadow puppets with a musical accompaniment and a storyteller. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters leap and swoop across the spreads. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Sausages!, In the Dark, Dark Wood, Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby, Leopard's Drum, No Dinner!, Rama and the Demon King, The Famous Adventures of a Bird Brained Hen, The Little, Little House, Mrs McCool and the Giant Cuchulainn and King Pom and the Fox. She lives in North London.
"One day Foxy caught a bee.
He put it in his sack and he went on his travels.
He traveled and he traveled and he traveled until . . .
he met a woman who had a fine rooster.
'Good day,' he said. 'Will you look after
my sack while I go to Squintum’s house?'
'Certainly,' said the woman.
'Thank you,' said Foxy. 'But whatever you do,
DON’T LOOK IN THE SACK!'"
from the book