Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hector Fox and the Giant Quest by Astrid Sheckels

Lucy Skunk wishes that fairytales were real.  So Hector Fox and his friends go off in search of the giant in the forest that they've heard rumors about.  After all, that's like a fairytale, isn't it?

Dover Publications and Net Galley allowed me to read this book (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for this picture book.

The illustrations in this story are rich and luscious.  I wanted to pet the animals and go on the trip to the woods myself.

The trip is not without its scares.  They find a huge shadow in the woods and think it might be the giant when it's just their friend, a big bear.  He goes on their journey with them.  They find a rowboat.  It sinks.  Soon they are stuck on the wrong side of the marsh.  There's nothing to do but go to sleep and hope for the best in the morning.

The morning brings sun, a big campfire, and a stranger in their midst.  They have found their giant...

This book's illustrations are what brings it to life.  I'm going to purchase a copy to go in my personal library.  I collect picture books and this one will fit there perfectly.

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