Outfoxing the Fox in Doctor De Soto

Outfoxing the Fox in Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto by William Steig, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982.

Anthropomorphism lightens this harrowing tale. Written in a nursery tale style, the story of Dr. De Soto’s escape from the wiley fox feels like a modern Little Red Riding Hood or Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The husband and wife dentistry team, mice, take pity on a fox and repair his tooth, but through ingenuity they “outfox the fox” and thwart his plan to eat them. Bold outline illustrations with watercolor details illustrate the story.

Brrrrrrrrrrr - The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Brrrrrrrrrrr - The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Caps for Sale! A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and their Monkey Business

Caps for Sale! A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and their Monkey Business