Counting from one to ten has never been so thrilling in this Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book and recipient of the Mathical Book Prize from Kate Read!
One hungry fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl . . . three plump hens had better watch out! Rich and colorful illustrations plunge the reader into a dramatic and exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard.
With something different to count on each page, this gripping tale introduces page-turning tension to young readers in an age-appropriate way. Great for early education and read alouds, this fun numbers introduction has a hugely satisfying ending that’s sure to delight! Pluck up this one up for your little math enthusiast today and check out the available activity kit online.
Also by Kate Read: Hey! A Colorful Mystery, a perfect selection on color vocabulary for budding artists.
"Stunning... Count on requests for many readings." —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book
Recipient of the Mathical Book Prize Charlotte Zolotow Award (Highly Commended)
Parents’ Choice Gold Award Recipient
An ALSC Notable Children’s Book
A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens
Cybils (Fiction Picture Books)
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
A NYPL Best Book for Kids
A CCBC Choice
About the Author
Kate Read is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. Her debut, One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller, receiving an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. She was originally trained as a theater designer, and she graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge with an MA in children's book illustration. She lives in England with her family.
"The large pictures are delightful. . . and offer humor as well as great technique. . . . Teamwork wins the day, and youngsters will cheer on the ultimately fearless fowl." —Booklist Online
"Debut author Read writes with pleasing alliteration. . . As the book's subtitle indicates, counting was never so thrilling." —The Horn Book Magazine
"Clever. . . amusing. . . dynamic. . . This one wins for its subtle message of power in numbers." —Publishers Weekly
★ "Surprising, suspenseful. . . clever. . . captivating." —Foreword Reviews, Starred Review
"As charming as it is genuinely gripping." —Shelf Awareness
★ "Lovely, potent, brightly colored illustrations in a combination of textured collage and paint against white space transition to a dark, moonlit backdrop. Little ones will eagerly count in subsequent readings as they also learn new descriptive vocabulary and cheer for the brave hens. A classic scenario flips the script in this engrossing adventure."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
★ "Stunning. . . brilliantly colored. . . striking. . . Just the right amount of tension, delicious vocabulary. . . and alliterative phrases make this a first purchase for group and one-on-one sharing. Count on requests for many readings."—School Library Journal, Starred Review