Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ferdinand Fox's First Summer - Children's Book Review

Book Synopsis:

Follow this young fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life. He’s about a month old when he first comes out of the den. Watch as he explores the world around him, learning how to hunt through play and by using his senses. See the changes as he grows from a young kit to a young fox. After all, by the next summer, he’ll have children of his own! Naturalist photographer and environmental educator Mary Holland has captured Ferdinand’s First Summer in a way that is sure to grab children’s hearts.

My Review:

A book with a realistic look at how a young fox grows up during the first months of his life, Ferdinand Fox's First Summer is informative and interesting.  Children will learn how a fox hunts its prey, leaves its scent trail, and nurses from its mother.  There's a couple of pictures that show the fox with prey in its mouth but they're not real graphic.  After the story is a "For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book to further enhance learning. It includes 'Red Fox Fun Facts and Adaptations', 'Red Fox Life Cycle Sequencing', and 'What Do Red Foxes Eat?'.  I learned a few new things about red foxes myself.  For instance, I was educated that their blue eyes turn brown when they are about two months old. 

Ferdinand Fox's First Summer is a Spring 2013 release by Sylvan Dell Publishing. To supplement the story, cross-curricular lesson plans or educational programs are available on the website.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Masshole Mommy said...

My 5 year old LOVES real life animal books, so I bet he's love this.