'Told through a fusion of puppetry and dance, Fox highlights the constant battle between remaining faithful and falling for temptation, and reminds us that the strength of friendship can give us the courage to get through difficult times.
'Fox, Dog and Magpie’s timeless story will leave you with questions that may take a lifetime to answer…'
Source: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.
Unit Suitable For
AC: Year 9 (NSW Stage 5)
betrayal, friendship, jealousy, loneliness, loyalty, trust, wilderness
Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Information and communication technology, Literacy, Personal and social
'The academics and the “mummy bloggers” are in furious agreement – reading picture books to children is one of the best things you can do for a child’s development.
It also happens to be, in the opinion of this humble author, one of the best things an adult can do for their own development. A reminder that the greatest joys in life are often the simplest.' (Introduction)
'Fox was a contemporary classic the minute it was published – an extraordinary picture book that has been acclaimed throughout the world for its mastery of words and pictures. It is a breathtaking collaboration by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks, two of Australia’s most respected writers and illustrators for young people. Together, they’ve created an allegory of heroic proportions that is told in a spare, poetic text and hauntingly arresting illustrations. They engrave on the reader’s heart profound ideas of love, grief, loyalty, desire and redemption.' (Introduction)