The Fox Wish Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-09-18 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings

" Beautiful illustrations. Winner of Japan's Picture Book Award. " said.

"In this odd--and I like odd, by the way--and appealing picture book originally published in Japan, two youngsters return to the park where the older sibling, Roxie, left her jump rope. To her surprise, she and her brother Lukie find that the rope is being used--not by several other children but by some young foxes. The children watch the foxes as they keep tripping over their tails, and then Roxie teaches them how to jump just right and keep those tails up in the air. Although Roxie knows full well that the rope is hers, she lets a fox keep it with the promise that they will jump rope again sometime. Her kindness and compassion are evident in her every action and comment, and in the tender way she treats her brother, even allowing him to get his wish. Winner of the Japan Picture Book Award, this book contains almost magical illustrations with paper, acrylic gouache, oil pencil, and ballpoint pen. The images capture perfectly the innocence of childhood and the bond between new friends as well as a brother and a sister. This one will keep tickling at your senses and at your imagination, maybe even your heart, long after you've closed it. " said.

" A fox and a girl, both named Roxie, both have fun jumping rope. " said.

" A sweet fantasy story involving a bother and sister, foxes, and a jump rope. " said.

" This story is very sweet and magical. I love the illustrations! " said.

" Roxie and Lukie set out to find Roxie's lost jump rope and learn that sometimes preserving a little magic and making the wishes of others come true is more important than telling the truth. " said.

" Beautiful, very beautiful, illustrations. " said.

"Have you ever wished for something and had it come true? That is what happened to Roxie, the fox. She and her siblings were on their way to the park to play. Roxie wished for a game, and there hanging on a tree was a jump rope—and it had Roxie’s name on the handle! What a wonderful wish. The foxes immediately began jumping rope and laughing. They even had a melody by which to jump. But there was one problem; the foxes kept tripping up and falling down.

The acrylic gouache and oil pencil illustrations have a touch of red ballpoint pen highlighting the adorable spreads. Seeing seven fox babies jumping, as two others turn the rope and one sits waiting her turn, is magical. Readers will find the scene stays with them long after the story has ended. We all wish. We all marvel when a wish comes true. Roxie the fox was in awe at her wish coming true. It was generous . . .

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