“Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer” chronicles the life of a young fox kit as it is first coming out of the den to when it learns to find food and become self sufficient. The large white print on top of the photographs highlights the type and makes the story easy to read. Real photographs capture the movements and actions of the fox as it goes about daily activities.
All children love baby animals and this book is no exception. The pictures are large and cute, making them fun to look at. The author presents interesting details in an easy to read fashion. Teacher helps at the end of the book enhance learning about the life cycle of the red fox.(reviewed by C.Delorge, Librarian)
Author/Illustrator info: Mary Holland is a naturalist, nature photographer, columnist, and author with a life-long passion for natural history. After graduating from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources, Mary worked as a naturalist at the museum of the Hudson Highlands in New York state and directed the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. She also worked as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and designed and presented her own “Knee-High Nature Programs” for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Mary’s latest book, Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey through the Fields, Woods and Marshes of New England, won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award for the Nature Guidebook category. Also, her children’s book, Milkweed Visitors, received national acclaim when it was placed on the AAAS Science Books and Films list for the best books of 2006. Mary lives is Hartland, Vermont with her lab, Emma.
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary paperback copy of Ferdinand Fox's First Summer was provided by Sylvan Dell Publishing in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.