by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Richard Jones
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
Written in a poetic voice, a fine red fox introduces young readers to how winter creatures survive winter.
When the first snowflake falls from the sky, fine red fox wonders what he should do. From the woolly caterpillar soon-to-be butterfly, from turtles who bury themselves in the mud, and from the snowshoe hare who turns white, fox is given solutions. Each time, fox declares, “That won’t do for me.” What will he do? As the snow gently turns the land white, another fox joins him and they dance, what foxes do in nature! A gentle story about animals and how they adapt to winter. Illustrated in soft, winter colors and the bold orange for the fox, the artist shows the curious fox study each suggestion to see how he might use it. Endearing illustrations.