All Fox wants is a tasty meal
to fill his hungry belly.
But he keeps wandering
into the WRONG stories.
No dinner for him
– just more trouble!
Will Fox ever find
the RIGHT story?
A TALE TOLD BACKWARDS –
a tale that just might shed some new light on the mystery
of why that acorn fell on Henny Penny’s head!
Illustrated by Annie White
Walker Books Australia
Hardback edition: ISBN 9781760650841
Paperback edition: ISBN 9781760654535 August 2021
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“Highly recommended … It is great fun, especially taking note of the subtitle, A tale told backwards, and is a wonderful story beautifully told, with illustrations that match the chaos of the story, encouraging a veiled sympathy for Fox as he does what foxes do…” Fran Knight, ReadPlus
“…Fabulously funny, clever, and entertaining in every way, this is a must. It’s an excellent concept and beautifully presented to maximise the tension around why the fox is doing what he’s doing…” Kids Book Review
“Illustrated Book of the Month … The illustrations are lavish and dynamic and adults will also enjoy the cheeky humour …” Mandy, Better Read Than Dead Bookstore
“Highly recommended …Annie White’s playful and imaginative illustrations pair perfectly with this action-packed tale told backwards, making for a very entertaining read with children…” Shelley Stevens, Reading Time Magazine
“…Young readers who love humour and adventure will enjoy this clever story that refers to many different fairy stories…” Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo, The Children’s Book Cottage
“This book is so insanely clever … As a teacher, I would LOVE to use this text in a classroom to explore perspective or connections between texts or fractured fairy tales. So so so so so so clever!” Ohcreativeday – instagram
“This was such a fun and entertaining read – essentially it is the perfect story to be read out loud!” FIVE STARS! idreamofallthebooks – instagram
“This is a great book! A really cool book that incorporates lots of different fairy tales but not expressly so…” AllThingsMomSydney
AWARDS AND LISTS
- 2021 CBCA Notable Book – Picture Book Category
- Shortlisted for The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, 5 – 8 years category
- NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge – K-2
- Artsporers 25 Gorgeous Picture Books from 2020
ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS
Meet Sue Whiting and Annie White – Interview with Shelley Stevens at Reading Time Magazine