Foxy in Love

Emma Dodd, Author, Emma Dodd, Illustrator
Emma Dodd. Harper, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-201422-1
Reviewed on: 10/14/2013
Release date: 11/01/2013
In this sequel to Foxy, curly-haired Emily wants to draw what she loves best of all on her valentine, but can’t decide what that is. Her magical companion Foxy offers inspiration: by waving his tail, he makes some of her favorite objects appear, though he doesn’t always get it quite right (“Those are raccoons, not balloons!”). When Foxy points out that Valentine’s Day is about “who” not “what” you love, Emily knows right away who should be the centerpiece of her creation. Dodd tempers the earnest message with oodles of eye candy and abundant silliness in her playfully unkempt digital illustrations. Ages 4–8. (Dec.)
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