Thomas created a poetic, beautiful illustrated and told story of life and death. We follow a fox as she wanders the woods, crossing the human road, and her unfortunate end. The concept of death is lightly presented, but also nothing is held back. It is a serious look at the cycle of life. Due to the death of the animal and the way it dies, this book is not for a sensitive reader. — Jeanette
From the author and illustrator behind the acclaimed Moth, a scientific look at the circle of life.
In the frost-covered forest of early spring, fox is on a mission to find food for her three cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to survive in the wild. Until one day, fox dies. Her body goes back to earth and grass and air, nourishing the world around her and bringing the forest to life. Death is not just an end, it’s also a beginning.
With gorgeous illustrations and lyrical, kid-friendly text, Fox: A Circle of Life Story answers the big scientific question: What happens when animals die?
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2021
A Booklist Editors' Choice Pick
“* An adept and impressive handling of a sensitive subject.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“* A touching, gorgeously rendered story that demystifies death.” - Booklist, starred review
“* Extraordinary in writing and illustration.” - Horn Book, starred review
“An admirable book, beautifully presented.” - School Library Journal
“Luminous collage-style images warm a narrative rooted in birth and death.” - Publishers Weekly