Saturday, February 23, 2019

Kid Konnection: Fox & Chick The Quiet Boat Ride

Every weekend, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekly feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you an adorable picture book about two unlikely friends.

Summary: In the second book of this lauded series, Fox and Chick are off on three new adventures involving a boat ride, a mysterious box, and an early morning trip to see the sunrise. Despite the antics ensuing from their opposite personalities, the contradictory duo always manages to find a happy center. This early chapter book in comic-book form is perfect for emerging readers, while the sweet and funny characters and captivating art hold appeal for picture book audiences as well. -- Chronicle Books

I fell hard for the picture book FOX & CHICK: THE QUIET BOAT RIDE AND OTHER STORIES by Sergio Ruzzier. Even though it's not available for another few weeks (March 5th), I couldn't wait to share it with you. This picture book/early chapter book/graphic novel has three chapters, each of  which is an entertaining little story about two unlikely friends.

First of all, I can't tell you how much I adore Fox and Chick. They are so cute together... and total opposites. The way Fox handles Chick's incessant questions is hilarious, and even though they are very different, they manage to work things out. There are definitely important messages in this book about friendship and respect!

I'm not sure which story I liked the best. The first one is "The Quiet Boat Ride" which tells the story of how Chick "ruins" Fox's plan for a quiet boat. The second story is "Chocolate Cake" which shows how much better it is to share a cake with a friend that to eat it by yourself. And the last story is "The Sunrise" which shows how Chick manages to almost ruin Fox's plan to see a sunrise.

I think FOX & CHICK: THE QUIET BOAT RIDE will appeal to both picture book and early reader fans. The book is set up in three chapters in a comic strip format so it's easy to read for beginner readers. In addition, there are lots of adorable pictures which also make it fun for little ones. Given that the stories are funny, parents and kids alike should appreciate this book.

After I finished reading FOX & CHICK: THE QUIET BOAT RIDE, I learned that this book is the second in the Fox & Chick series. There is also a book called FOX & CHICK: THE PARTY. I'm going to have to check this one out too because I love the dynamics between these two characters!

FOX & CHICK: THE QUIET BOAT RIDE is so much fun. Highly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Fox and Chick sound like adorable friends! I love that each chapter is a separate story - that seems to help with early readers.