Book Review: Francis, the Little Fox

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Today’s book review is for Francis, the Little Fox, written by Veronique Boisjoly, illustrated by Katty Maurey, published by Kids Can Press. I received an electronic copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I want to start off by praising the absolutely gorgeous book design. It’s a truly beautiful book. There is a certain quality to it that is reminiscent of vintage children’s books. Many of the pages feature an abundance of negative space–rather than trying to fill every page up, the designer has opted to create a sense of openness and leisurely pace.

Maurey’s illustrations are what really bring the book to life, though. Her retro style and muted palette are wonderful. There are plenty of images that would be perfect if framed on the wall of a child’s room. One would never guess that her pictures are digitally rendered, having small marks…

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