After a fraught day out at Fortnums purchasing Gentleman's Relish for my tea
I thought I should probably pop into Hatchards to make sure I hadn't missed any significant sniffing opportunities, well quelle horreu, it turns out I had! and it was on this occasion that I stumbled upon Foxly's Feast by Owen Davey.
Thank the big Alsatian in the sky that there are a few book shops which still
stock hardback picture books without fear of the whole literary world crumbling around their ears.
Having trotted briskly home with said purchase under one paw I settled myself in my basket with my pate and crackers.
Would you believe it...this book is completely naked in the word department...not a single one...
totally void - A revelation! what an opportunity,
I'm not saying I like the sound of my own voice but lorks what fun being able to make up your very own story and being able to change the words every single time!
|Not a single word!|
Well let me tell you, Foxly isn't your run of the mill cunning fox type, he reminds me
of my long lost cousin Federico - (never recovered after the introduction of wheelie bins in East Croydon) although shedding a few pounds certainly suited him!
Well Foxly was in the same predicament ever so hungry and looking for a tasty morsel (some gentleman's relish perhaps)
You may think a hungry fox would make a beeline for the nearest scrummy bunny but no, not Foxly, instead he hunts round for tasty treats inviting his friends to a picnic along the way.
The story climaxes in a fabulous gluttonous picnic.
What better after gorging ones self on a delicious feast than a well earned
nap and that is just what Foxly does...and after such a satisfying story that is precisely what I am going to do now.
That's a big fat 4 boney-o's out of 5 for Foxly!
Good Night fellow Book Sniffers.
|Look Foxly is a Book Sniffer too!|
|"After this can we read Twilight?" ~ Mouse|
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Images (c) Macmillan Prize commended Owen Davey - Thanks to Templar Publishing -