cover image Nanny Fox and the Christmas Surprise

Nanny Fox and the Christmas Surprise

Georgie Adams. Doubleday Books for Young Readers, $14.95 (1pp) ISBN 978-0-385-32281-2

Arnold Fox (a most unusual nanny to a brood of chicks) outwits his sly--and hungry--relatives to save his farmyard charges from certain disaster on Christmas Eve. Twists here include a trio of piglets who urge the fox to play Three Little Pigs with them: ""You could be the Big Bad Wolf!"" Adams's comic scenario and ever-sweet protagonist are a can't-lose combination. The gentle humor of Young's (Adam Pig's Everything Fun Book) bubbly watercolors targets kids' sensibilities with similar success. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)