The Fast Little Fox


Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 11/28/2021
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Freddy the fox loves to run fast. Early one morning, he dashes outside intent on running as fast as he can for as long as he can. He’s going to have some fun. His sister, Fiona, warns Freddy not to run too far away, but Freddy’s in a hurry so he doesn’t listen. He also doesn’t listen when he messes up Skipper Skunk’s yard with muddy paws, or enjoys Beatrice’s morning breakfast of berries. He’s just in so much of a hurry that he doesn’t realize he’s hurting others and, as Fiona warned, Freddy is getting himself lost deeper in the forest than he’s ever been before. Will he be able to find his way home? And will he be able to face those he disturbed along his thoughtless trek through the forest?

Jill Horton’s picture book story, The Fast Little Fox, is a sweet, charming story about a little fox with a little too much energy. Freddy, the protagonist, has a lot to learn. He needs to listen to others, especially when they offer sage advice, like Fiona and the ducks who warn him about running into the pond. He needs to respect other people’s property, like Skipper Skunk’s yard and Beatrice’s berries. And he has to remember to thank others when they help him or warn him of danger. Yes, Freddy has a lot to learn, and this story leads young readers through Freddy riotous romp of discovery. The language is simple to appeal to young readers and the illustrations are spectacular and certainly help move the story along. Beautifully told and presented.