Sep 19, 2013

World of the Fox

by Rebecca Grambo

I've always been very fond of foxes, and this book is one of the best ones I've read about the beautiful animals. Although aimed at a younger audience, it's very well-written and excellently illustrated. It describes the biology and daily lives of foxes, their various skills and acute senses, their family habits, and how they have been alternately persecuted and revered by man. The book is full of fascinating information, especially in how the stereotypes foxes have for cunning and slyness have a rational, physical explanation. It focuses on five species in particular: the familiar red fox, the gray fox (which can climb trees), arctic fox, swift fox and kit fox. Oh, and did I mention the awesome photographs? If you like foxes, or want to learn more about them, this book is a must read!

Rating: 3/5 ....... 109 pages, 1995

3 comments:

carolsnotebook said...

My daughter always loved foxes. I may have to pick this one up to look at, even if it is for younger kids.

Jeane said...

It's a very nice book to look through.

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