Stephanie Graegin | The Children’s Book Review | February 27, 2017
Get to know Little Fox from Stephanie Graegin’s Little Fox in the Forest, a charming story about two friends who follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world.
The Children’s Book Review: What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Little Fox: Exploring the forest, you never know what you will find!
I see you have a bag with you. Will you tell us what you keep inside of it?
Crayons, a sketchbook, and my pumpkin seed snacks. Everything I need to go on my journeys.
Are you hungry right now? Can we fix you anything to eat? Maybe we could make you your favorite dish?
I am hungry! I would love to have some blackberry pie like they make at Bugs + Berries. I eat there with my mama, and it’s sooo good, the best! Mr. Moose makes the most delicious treats in the entire forest. He makes everything from bugs and berries. Can you really make it as good as him?
Well … maybe it’s best if we just head on over to Bugs + Berries after our chat.
Do you like to read?
All the time! My mama reads me a story every night about a little fox like me, and I like to read to my dolls. My favorite books have lots and lots of pictures.
Do you have a favorite song?
Do you know “Little Bunny Foo Foo?” It makes me laugh and laugh. I can sing it for you!
Yes, I know it! I love that song, too! Maybe we’ll get an extra slice of pie from Mr. Moose if we sing it for him.
Are you a rule follower or rule breaker?
I think I’m a rule follower, but my mama says I’m a rule breaker.
When was the last time you felt embarrassed?
Just the other day, Weasel made fun of me for playing with my dolls. I think he’s just jealous.
You’re probably right.
If you weren’t answering the questions in this interview right now, what would you be doing?
I would be singing or dancing or having tea with my favorite fox doll, or taking a nap.
Do you have any secrets you would like to share with us before you go?
I can run pretty fast, but my friends think I can’t.
Written and Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Fans of Aaron Becker’s Caldecott Honor winner Journey will love this utterly enchanting wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world.
When a young girl brings her beloved stuffed fox to the playground, much to her astonishment, a real fox takes off with it! The girl chases the fox into the woods with her friend, the boy, following close behind, but soon the two children lose track of the fox. Wandering deeper and deeper into the forest, they come across a tall hedge with an archway. What do they find on the other side? A marvelous village of miniature stone cottages, tiny treehouses, and, most extraordinary of all, woodland creatures of every shape and size. But where is the little fox? And how will they find him?
Ages 4-6 | Publisher: Schwartz & Wade | Feb. 28, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0553537895
About Stephanie Graegin
Stephanie Graegin received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Arts and her MFA in printmaking from the Pratt Institute. She is the illustrator of several books for children, including The Lost Gift by Kallie George; Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins, which received three starred reviews; Peace Is an Offering by Annette LeBox; and How to Share with a Bear by Eric Pinder. Little Fox in the Forest is her authorial debut. Stephanie lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at graegin.com.
This interview with Little Fox, a character in Stephanie Graegin’s Little Fox in the Forest, was conducted between Stephanie Graegin and Bianca Schulze. For similar books and articles, follow along with our content tagged with Animals, Character Development, Forests, Foxes, and Wordless Books.