Fox’s only friend is the lone Star in the sky. It lights his way as he forages for beetles and chases rabbits. Star keeps him company through the dark nights and lights up the rain when it falls through the tall trees above his den. One night Fox finds that everything has changed; the sky is dark and Star is gone. Fox sleeps through the darkness then, when he feels strong, he goes in search of his Star. In a new part of the forest where the trees don’t fill sky, Fox looks up to find not one Star, but thousands and he knows one of them is his friend.
This beautiful book has won numerous design awards and nominations; it’s a visual feast for the eyes with intricately laid text set within swirling patterns reminiscent of William Morris. The paper is thick and luxurious, even in paperback format this is an object of beauty. Fox’s story is gentle and atmospheric that is both a fable of love and loss and a soothing bedtime story. Perfect for a special present.