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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 [Review] The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear
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'This anomaly of a book is one that some young readers or read-tos will remember all their lives; a picture book of wonderful, soft charcoal and pencil animal studies - more fine art than illustration - all filled with character and motion; a letter that masquerades as a chapter book in five relaxed, clear large print parts full of curly metaphors and word-music; a sideways sort of morality tale accumulating and developing from chapter to chapter in a sophisticated, slow-building anatomy of friendship that, by the end, triumphantly belies it's title.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Magpies : Talking About Books for Children vol. 32 no. 4 September 2017 12542106 2017 periodical issue

    'Rolling a hitherto unknown word off the tongue or rediscovering an under-used word can be very satisfying in, I suspect, the manner of young children who seem to savour words for their sound. However, when you consider the importance of those words, those 26 letters employed to craft them cannot be over estimated : they are the building blocks of expression, and lifters of communication, thought, ideas, instruction ... all arranged in a myriad of combinations to produce, according to the 2nd edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, 171,486 words in current use. Add the many languages around the world and the concept is mind-blowing.' (Editorial)

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    pg. 24
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