Rabbit takes refuge in his rabbit home after being chased by a fox in the dark. Little does he know that he will have a stream of visitors also running from the fox. First to arrive is Duck, who is followed by Mouse, and then Lamb. They are all squeezed in together in Rabbit’s very small bed when there is another knock at the door. Duck opens it to find Baby Fox on the doorstep. Expecting to be eaten, the animals are surprised that Baby Fox also needs shelter because he lost his mom. Readers will not be surprised that the next knock at the door is indeed Mother Fox searching for her baby. They will be pleased at the nice ending when Mother Fox offers up her soft and snuggly body as a bed for all of the animals. Young readers will enjoy looking in the pictures at the beginning of the book to find the fox lurking in the dark background. The mixed media illustrations will certainly put readers at ease throughout this satisfying story.
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