The Fox and the Fisherman
|October 23, 2017||Posted by admin under Animals, Children's Lit, Picture Book|
Written and Illustrated by Marianne Dumas
Published by Nimbus Publishing
Reviewed by Christa McGrath
Publication date: October 2017
Barnaby is an old man who lives alone in a small house on the hill and takes his fishing boat to sea every day. His life is the same day in and day out. It is often a struggle. He is lonely. And even the fish are scarce. But one day his eyes brighten just a little when he realizes he is no longer alone. A shy little fox begins to visit him every evening. And a quiet friendship forms. The old man’s heart begins to fill with joy as he finds hope (and 2 surprises) in his life again.
The Fox and the Fisherman is a sweet children’s book that illustrates how even in the most dismal of circumstances, light can find a way through. The friendship between the fox and the fisherman will warm your heart and teach children the importance of patience, hope, and unlikely friendships.
Bold and full-page pictures give the ideal setting for Barnaby’s journey. Children will notice as the colors change from dark to bright that Barnaby’s mood changes from sad to happy. What a delightful little bedtime book for children between the ages of 4 and 8 – teaching them to be open to possibilities when life doesn’t go as planned.
For more information about this book or to learn how to get your very own copy, visit the publisher’s website here.