Nanny Fox is an interesting little book by Georgie Adams and Selina Young. It is subtitled 'The Fox Who Loved Chickens - Not To Eat - Just As Friends' and tells the story of Arnold, who becomes Nanny to 6 little chicks and protects them from the other foxes. It is in a way an unusual subject matter for a children's book, as it makes it very clear that the foxes wish to eat the chickens and the chicks, and doesn't patronise or condescend the reader.
I like this book, it's honest and mature and encourages your child to think about where food comes from, how animals get their food and ask questions and lead discussion on several levels. My 3 and 4 year old boys both really enjoyed it, and we have read it through several times now.
The drawings are bright and full of personality, even the little chicks are all very distinct and different to each other, and on one page they have all hidden, which delights my boys as they try and count and find all 6.
Nanny Fox is published by Orion Books and available in hardback edition with a recommended retail price of £9.99. It is suitable for children aged around 3 and up as a bedtime story and has 32 pages. As your child gets older they will understand different aspects of the story and it will open up new ideas to them, so it is also suitable as an independent reading book for an older child.
I was sent a copy of the book to review