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The success of this story depends upon a child understanding the relationship between a fox and a lamb. Miss Fox, the teacher, regularly plies her charges with cream cakes. These assorted creatures love the cakes… and hence, Miss Fox.
Except for Lily Lamb, who, refusing to take the offerings, notices Miss Fox never eats her own cakes. The reader pauses with Lily as she ponders upon what the teacher would eat. Lily saves the day, although the story ends with Miss Fox approaching another school in a new town. Food for thought! The illustrations tell much about the characters in the story. Pig tackles four doughnuts at once, Chipmunk chips away at his biscuit. At times the text trips across the pages in leaps and bounds, inviting a young finger to follow.