Ah, okay, Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Claudine Gévry was so friggin cute. And yes, I primarily requested this book because of the fox on the cover. But the fact remains that this was an adorable and wonderful depiction of how animals survive the winter. The book brilliantly goes through animals from the mouse to the bear to teach readers about each animal’s different approach to surviving the cold of this season’s months.
I found it thoroughly amusing that the fox was the only one that the book really depicted as eating another animal, albeit a bit sad. But the fact of the matter is that foxes eat smaller animals and it’s a truth that I’m glad the book is teaching. I adored the artwork the most, finding that the animals were drawn not only realistically, but in a very eye-catching and cute way as well. I can definitely see children enjoying this book and would certainly buy it if I had a kid of my own.
All in all, I loved the educational aspect of this book, the fact that it included foxes, and the specially adorable artwork. I definitely believe this is a book worth having on your children’s shelves.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.