I rarely review children’s books here. I don’t have any children so the opinion is usually that of an adult: me. If you don’t mind, I have an adorable book for you today.
Felix the Fox and his Awesome Odd Socks by Katie Dodd, Simon Lucas Katie Houghton
Felix The Fox is a yellow fox who wears square glasses and rocks odd socks!
Felix has been made to believe that this isn’t how foxes should be, but he desperately wants to fit in and be the same as everyone else.
It is not until he meets a bird with a broken wing and one blue eye that he realises how differences do not make him any less awesome!
What a cute little book. The illustrations were fantastic, with the yellow of Felix really standing out. But it wasn’t the pictures that were the best part of this book.
As much as I love a good fairytale, with make-believe lands that children love, I appreciate a children’s book with a good message even more.
Felix the Fox encourages children to be themselves, and reminds adults to do the same too. It explains how it is ok to be different, and people shouldn’t always be the same. It reminded me of a quote I was sent the other day: “Do you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” Most of the time, I can’t remember. I hope children who are read this book will never forget.
One thing that took away from Felix the Fox from me was the sometimes awkward rhyming. However, it’s not something children will notice and I’m sure they will love this book.
Purchase your copy of Felix the Fox here.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.