The Big Bad Fox, @01firstsecond,

Author: Benjamin Renner08605770-CB45-4B86-BA72-9DB6136F9F4E.jpeg

Genre: children’s, graphic novels

Publisher: First Second

Pub Date: 2017

Rating: 🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊


Taken from GoodReads

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Fox? No one, it seems.

The fox dreams of being the terror of the barnyard. But no one is intimidated by him, least of all the hens. When he picks a fight with one, he always ends up on the losing end. Even the wolf, the most fearsome beast of the forest, can’t teach him how to be a proper predator. It looks like the fox will have to spend the rest of his life eating turnips.

But then the wolf comes up with the perfect scheme. If the fox steals some eggs, he could hatch the chicks himself and raise them to be a plump, juicy chicken dinner. Unfortunately, this plan falls apart when three adorable chicks hatch and call the fox Mommy.

Beautifully rendered in watercolor by Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox is a hilarious and surprisingly tender parable about parenthood that’s sure to be a hit with new parents (and their kids too).



My Review:

This is such a sweet story! 🦊

It is one of my favorite graphic middle grade novels so far! The fox is always trying to get to the hens, but those hens are pretty tough. The fox has to come up with a plan! He decides to steal some harmless eggs that can’t fight back. The only problem is once the eggs hatch, the fox has to take care of them, since their too small to eat yet.

Of course the fox starts to have maternal feelings for the lil chicks and they begin to call him mommy. What will the fox do when the wolf wants to have some chicks for a snack?

Hilarious and adorable! I am not surprised at all to read that this is being made into an animated special!

Author Info (Taken from the book)

Bengamin Renner is an award-winning French cartoonist, animator, and filmmaker. He received a 2014 Academy Awards nomination in the category of Best Animated Feature for the film Ernest & Celestine. The Big Bad Fox is currently being made into an animated special in France.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check this one out! ❤️


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