First and foremost, the front cover of The Fox and the Star is so beautiful that I’d happily frame it and put it on my wall…!
And the illustrations inside are incredibly unique – very avant-garde and minimalist, like nothing I’ve seen before.
Coralie Bickford-Smith has a very individual style to her drawings, they really draw you in.
So too does the story itself – which is about a little fox who has just one friend, a star up in the sky. But when this star disappears one day, the fox is distraught and goes searching for the star. And so this book is as much about hunting for a lost friend (or loved one), and all the things you do to try and climb out of the fog (and hibernation) to reach the light again.
The fox searches high and low for his friend and is ultimately rewarded with something even more special…which I’ll let you discover when you read it.
Well done to Particular Books (Penguin Random House) for producing such a different, stunning book – a great read!
***Waterstones Book of the Year 2015***