A KIT STORY
By: Kristen Tracy
Illustrated by: Alison Farrell
Published: March 8, 2022
Publisher: Chronicle Books
I recently shared Kristen Tracy’s A CUB STORY, and her newest book shares the world through a young fox’s eyes.
A young fox is called a kit. Children will follow the kit through a year as he grows up and chases butterflies in the summer and snags an apple off of a tree in the fall. As winter arrives, he snuggles in with his sister and mom for a long nap.
As the fox shares about his days, he compares his adventures to other animals. He eats less than a cow, but more than a butterfly. He sleeps less than an opossum but more than a bullfrog. But he is always playful and sneaky, but maybe not as sneaky as his sister.
The illustrations show the changes in the seasons as the fox comes of age in a year. Kids will spot various animals the fox comes across and will enjoy pointing them out on the page. This is a sturdy board book that will stand up to lots of toddler reading.
Kristen Tracy writes books for teens and tweens and people younger than that, and also writes poetry for adults. She’s spent a lot of her life teaching writing at places like Johnson State College, Western Michigan University, Brigham Young University, 826 Valencia, and Stanford University. Now she lives in Los Angeles, California.
Alison Farrell has a deep and abiding love for wild berries and other foraged foods. She lives, bikes, and hikes in Portland, Oregon, and other places in the Pacific Northwest.