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Counting from one to ten has never been so thrilling in this Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book and recipient of the Mathical Book Prize from Kate Read! One hungry fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl . . . three plump hens had better watch out! Rich and colorful illustrations plunge the reader into a dramatic and exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard.With something different to count on each page, this gripping tale introduces page-turning tension to young readers in an age-appropriate way. Great for early education and read alouds, this fun numbers introduction has a hugely satisfying ending that's sure to delight! 


'Stunning... Count on requests for many readings.' --School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book

Recipient of the Mathical Book Prize

Charlotte Zolotow Award (Highly Commended)

Parents' Choice Gold Award Recipient

An ALSC Notable Children's Book

A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and TeensCybils (Fiction Picture Books)

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

A NYPL Best Book for KidsA CCBC Choice


Lovely, potent, brightly colored illustrations . . . Little ones will eagerly count in subsequent readings as they also learn new descriptive vocabulary and cheer for the brave hens. A classic scenario flips the script in this engrossing adventure. ― Kirkus – Starred Review

A “counting book thriller” definitely sounds like a new genre. The gripping drama, by debut author and illustrator Kate Read, is set in a moonlit farmyard, with close-up illustrations of a fox on the prowl. It will have you and your children sitting on the edge of the bed. Will the fox get the hens? There is something different to count on every page, to help learn numbers from one to 10 ― I News

I especially love the reassurance at the end - “no hens or foxes were harmed in the making of this book! ― Juno Magazine


Paperback - 25 x 25 x 0.5cm - 205g

One Fox - signed paperback

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