Synopses & Reviews
Fox and Hen Together continues the wordless story of The Chicken Thief, focusing on Fox and Hens life together. As the illustrations quickly reveal, Crab has become a fast friend, Fox and Hen have an empty refrigerator, and Hen has laid an egg. As to the fate of her egg, that will take a little longer to reveal itself. And here again, the chase is on, but this time it's Hen who is in pursuit!
Béatrice Rodriguez is the author of The Chicken Thief, which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal as well as a rave review in The Wall Street Journal.
"Who says married life is dull? This sequel to The Chicken Thief has as much action and drama as its predecessor, and is just as weirdly wonderful as it moves from courtship (of sorts) to cohabitation. When the cupboard is bare, Hen no stay-at-home mom-to-be entrusts her egg to Fox and sets out to catch some dinner, accompanied by an intrepid, scene-stealing crab (who has enough charm to carry his own book). She snags a huge fish, but quickly gets embroiled in a tug-of-war with a vicious bird and then a serpentine sea monster. And Rodriguez doesn't stop there, giving readers an emotionally charged (but happy) ending. Ages 4 8. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Who says married life is dull? The sequel to The Chicken Thief has as much action and drama as it's predecessor, and is just as weirdly wonderful as it moves from courtship (of sorts) to cohabitation." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"A sweet loopy look at domestic travail filtered through a wickedly subversive lens." - Kirkus
"B. Rodriguez's The Chicken Thief and Fox and Hen Together are two of the most charming wordless picture books I've ever encountered. Check 'em out." - Nancy Pearl, nancypearl.com
"Children who like exaggerated action and high jinks in their story will enjoy the continuing story of Fox and Hen. Children and parents can take turns telling this story by adding dialogue, narration and sound effects." - Tanya Boudreau, curled up with a good kid's book
Fox and Hen are back, dwelling together on their island, with an empty refrigerator and an awfully important looking egg!
About the Author
Béatrice Rodriguez was born in 1969. She received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and works today as an illustrator, creating children's books as well as illustrations and cartoons for the press. She lives in France with her husband and two children. He previous book with Enchanted Lion THE CHICKEN THIEF received a starred review in PW and one in SLJ as well as positive reviews in Kirkus and Booklist.