Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox by Danielle Daniel
The publisher says… In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver, or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book.
Eva says… So what I didn’t like about this one the FIRST time I read it is that it’s about all these OTHER animals and there I just thought it’d be about FOXES. Right?
But then I read it again and I figured out what this guy was up to. It’s that this girl feels like a fox sometimes, and a bear sometimes, and a moose and a turtle and a porcupine and all these other animals sometimes, too. It all depends on her mood. So I get that.
But it probably would’ve been better if they just called it Sometimes I Feel Like A Lot Of Different Animals. Because I thought that this one was JUST about foxes and I kept waiting for the fox, but he wasn’t even till the very last page! And if you really like foxes like I do, that might really BUG you.
But this is still a good one, even if they gave it the wrong name. You just need to make sure you read it twice so you get it.
Eva’s rating: ♥♥♥ (out of five)
(Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox by Danielle Daniel. Published by Groundwood Books. ISBN 978-1554987504)
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