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Tim Ostermeyer’s Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox is the first book ever to directly inspire my children’s artwork! After reading about these adorable young foxes, Emma and Johnny drew these pictures:
Emma drew two foxes, a sheep, and a bunny. I’m not sure why she wrote Johnny’s name. The two foxes are from the book; they didn’t meet any sheep or bunnies, but I’m sure they would have liked to.
Johnny drew something. Your guess is as good as mine. But apparently it’s tied to the book.
I’m not surprised that this was the book to inspire them, because the photography is stunning. Beautiful images of the foxes and the animals they meet, cute dialogue between the foxes, and really interesting facts about each animal. At the end of the book the foxes meet two little girls and help them find some treasure. I found that part of the book odd – there’s nothing wrong with it; it’s just unexpected and didn’t resonate with me. I still enjoy the book for the photography, its inspiration of beautiful child-created artwork, and as an educational tool to help my kids learn more about several different animals!
Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists provided me with a copy of this book to review, and they are offering a second copy to a reader of this blog, anywhere in the world! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite animal is, and why. Leave separate comments for extra entries if you follow this blog, subscribe via email, or like this blog on facebook. This giveaway will run through 9am US Eastern Time Friday, December 10th, when a winner will be chosen via random.org.