Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Book Review and Givewaway - The Fox Forest Band by Lisa E. Lindman

Book Synopsis: 

How do you fight an evil wizard when your only weapon is your smarts?
A happy group of forest animals are stopped cold by a wizard's enchanted fog that whispers their greatest fears. The animals think they have to run away but a brave fox gives them a better idea. He shows them how to stand up for themselves and how to handle the problem at its source. The fox and his friends figure out how to handle the bully wizard—and have fun in the process!

On Amazon:  The Fox Forest Band

My Review:

The Fox Forest Band is a lovely picture book for young children.  Lovable woodland animals encounter a fog sent by a bullying wizard.  They find a way to beat the fog - and the bullying - by working together to form a band.

The story is told in rhyme, and it is clever and appealing.  It would make a great read aloud for preschool age children.

The animals' ingenuity will inspire young children who see them problem solving together, making music together, and discovering the power of friendship.  I loved the details, too, like:

"The mice formed shakers from nuts and seeds,
kazoos were made from river reeds.

Beavers found drums and fashioned flutes, and
others made guitars, cymbals and lutes."

The lovely illustrations by Chandra Wheeler add to the story's appeal.  Children will enjoy reading this book again and again!  Highly recommended for a home library or preschool classroom.

Author Bio:
Since she was a child, Lisa E. Lindman has been reading non-stop and writing magical stories. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, sweet daughter and their French bulldog, Sebastian. She spends her days running a small business, writing, frolicking with her toddler and reading just one more chapter...well, five more chapters. 
Giveaway 
The winner will get a signed hardcover copy of The Fox Forest Band!  
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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

45 comments:

Rita M said...

I love children's books for the illustrations - my granddaughter loves them for the stories!

traveler said...

This is a treasure which I would cherish and read to my grandchildren who love being read to. Thanks for this great feature and wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Peggy said...

I think this is a book my grandchildren would love to look at and have me read to them.

Belinda said...

My kids love books and this one looks wonderful!

Sunnie said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Id like to win this for my nephew!
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clc408 said...

My great-niece loves books and I think she would enjoy this.

Lindsey said...

I would like to win this book for my 3 kids. I think they would love this!

Brandi Swanson said...

I would love to win this for my daughter! Thank you for the opportunity.

minibea12 said...

This book would be great for my grandson!
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Misty said...

Great giveaway for a great book. I'd love to win this to share with the children.

Liberty Lithium said...

This book has gorgeous illustrations!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a sweet book with a wonderful message for young children
Merry

Pamela F said...

What a precious book. I would love to share it with my grandchildren!

Donna E said...

Though I no longer have children living at home, and even my grandchildren are grown, or nearly so, I DO have a new great-grandson. He's not yet 11 months old, but he already loves books. And I get to see him often, and get to read to him also. This would be fun to share with him and his mother.

Carrie Smith said...

This looks adorable and I'd love to read it to my son! Thanks for the chance :)

Isaiahsmom said...

This sounds like a lovely picture book for my to share and read with my son who has autism.

pippirose said...

What a lovely book! I love reading picture books to my little granddaughter. It's one of our favourite things to do together!

Becky VanGinkel said...

I love the line: "The mice formed shakers from nuts and seeds,
kazoos were made from river reeds." , because I can picture it in my head!! I'd love to read this book to my girls :) I read every night at bedtime, and whenever I can find an extra minute, and I also read to my children every day, countless times each day actually. I'm so happy that my children have caught the reading bug from me ;)


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Ronda said...

My nephews would love this book.

Nancy said...

This sounds like a book our family would enjoy.

Nancy
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luv911fun said...

Oh, so glad to hear about this lovely book! Such beautiful illustrations & sweet story. My family would appreciate this on several levels. My toddler has already obtained a love for books, my husband is an artist & will love the drawings, and it is about a fox which I am slightly obsessed with since my mom's maiden name is Fox.

Shaylin S said...

This would be a nice book for my children!

Allison Bahr said...

This looks great for my daughter and nephew! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

Dana said...

My best friend's daughter would love this book. Her second birthday is in October and she's starting to love books!

Lauryn Rescoe said...

This book is so cute and looks like so much fun to read! I love how bright and colorful the illustrations are. I would really enjoy reading this to my children!

Clair Freebie said...

This looks like it would be a cute book for my daughter! I'm always looking for new books for her!

matt lehman said...

looks like a great read, and Id love to read it to my kids.

Karen Mayernick said...

This book looks like it would be perfect for my son! Fantastic Prize!

Kim Reid said...

I would love to read this lovely book with my grandchildren, thanks!

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Annmarie Weeks said...

This looks like a great book for my cousin's little girl!

heyjudette said...

These illustrations are beautiful!

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I would love to win this beautiful book for my son!
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

Katie Smith said...

This would be a wonderful book for my daughter! Thank you for this!
xoxo
Katie

Wehaf said...

This sounds charming - the kind of book kids want to read over and over again!

Meghan Berdelle said...

Would love to read this to my daughter!

Danielle jones said...

I would love to get this book for my nephews. We have a red fox that we occasionally see in our back yard. He never bothers anything just runs back to the woods, but it's always fun to see him.

aperry said...

Books are a blessing.

cupcake mama said...

What an adorable book! My daughter loves books and we read to her at least once per day, but usually several. We are constantly on the look out for new books :)

Tara Overby said...

This sounds like a really sweet book that my daughter and I would enjoy together! Woodland animals are so adorable! And I like the working together that happens :)

minibea12 said...

Love the fox in this book.
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Emi Pearce said...

I am teaching my kids how to read using sight words and rhyming books like these are helpful.

Jennifer Clay said...

I bet my daughters would really like this book.

Debbie Lewis said...

I would love to read this book to my grandchildren

Beau said...

I love to read cute rhyming books to my kids, this one sounds wonderful

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Sue Hull said...

I'm an avid reader so I'm always on the lookout for books for my nieces. This sounds like a good book. Thank you for the chance :)