Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The fox went out on a chilly night by Peter Spier - review

The fox went out on a chilly night, Peter Spier. Peter Spier is Dutch, and so he traveled to New England and made millions of sketches before inking the illustrations for this adaptation of a traditional song. Pay no attention to the bloodthirsty shenanigans of the fox and the townspeople who are after him with guns, and drink in the beautiful details of a moonlit night in colonial New England. Plus the song is fun to sing. Plus it won a Caldecott Honor. Plus Pete Seeger recorded the song: you can find it on Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes Little & Big: Animal Folk Songs.

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