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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Review: Foxtrot

Meet Foxtrot the dancing fox. He loves dancing, seriously loves it. Foxtrot dances from the time he wakes until he goes to bed at night. No one can dance like Foxtrot.

Unfortunately, Foxtrot’s dancing disrupts life for everyone else. But how can he stop dancing when he loves it so much? Should he have to? Foxtrot’s friends try all kinds of things to help, but nothing works. He gives other activities a go - things like acting, rock climbing and drag racing - but doesn’t enjoy them at all, and isn’t much good at them either. Foxtrot still wants to dance.

Giving up on experimenting, Foxtrot discovers his dream job, one where he can dance all day, every day. And it’s a way his friends can learn to love dancing, too.

I loved the illustrations and alliteration in this dance-filled story. In Foxtrot, author and illustrator Becka Moor has created a character with real personality. Foxtrot, tango, mambo, jive and disco all get a run with the dancing fox.

Foxtrot is bound to be loved by readers of all ages.

Title: Foxtrot
Author/Illustrator: Becka Moor
Publisher: The Five Mile Press, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: August 2015
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760063412
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book

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