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Look for tracks. Listen for yips. Be as still as a pebble.
Taking kids on an imaginary trek through different landscapes and seasons, How to Find a Fox celebrates one of our planet's most graceful and enchanting creatures: the red fox. Ossi Saarinen's stunning wildlife photos and Kate Gardner's lively and informative words capture the magical and profound connection between animals and humans. Readers will be inspired to get outside and make their own discoveries--maybe with a camera in-hand, just like Ossi.
About the Author
Kate Gardner has not yet seen a fox in the wild (though she did meet a few in captivity while writing this book). She is the author of Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth and Snow Falls. Kate lives outside of Boston with her husband and pets.
Ossi Saarinen is a wildlife photographer in Finland. He delights his social media followers with photos so adorable that they have been described as real-life fairy tales. Follow Ossi on Instagram: @soosseli
"Saarinen's photos are phenomenal...A beautiful book that will draw readers out into nature and put their patience to the test."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Deftly capturing the majesty, mystery, and downright good looks of foxes, this book is the rarity that proves the rule. Kids don’t get enough truly great photography on their shelves. All the more reason to hand them this, if only to watch their eyes pop right out of their little heads. From rollicking cubs, to extreme close-ups, to landscape shots where the fox is simply a small figure against a sweeping autumnal background, the variety of images is part of the book’s unique lure. You’re simply not going to find a book with photographs of foxes quite as good as this one for kids out there."—Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8 blog, School Library Journal
"This riveting picture book introduces foxes through encouraging words and exceptional color photos. Beautifully composed and lit, Saarinen’s photos invite comparison with the work of the best nature photographers in children’s books…. A captivating book for animal lovers."—Booklist, starred review
"One of this year’s best picture books."——Julie Danielson, 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog