Synopsis: Benny & Fern are playing in the snow for the first time. Benny is fearless & runs off to explore. Fern is nervous & follows behind. But both of them are frightened when they find they’re lost & far from home. Luckily, Fern spots a tiny clue in the snow, & leads her brother back to Mummy – & a big, warm cuddle.

Release Date: 1st September 2010

Format Read: Paperback

Genres: Picture Books, Animals, Children’s, Adventure, Friendship

Pages: 30

Review: This story follows two fox cubs who go to play out in the snow with a warning to stay where they can be seen. 

This was really cute and makes you smile and makes you happy. It’s so precious, as they venture a little too far away they meet some new friends and have so much fun, until they have to go home. 

I adored the cuteness of this story and the illustrations make the whole thing even cuter seriously. The fox cubs were so cute, it’s definitely a story that young kids would enjoy being read, it’s such a sweet book.


Where to buy: Amazon

About Author: Claire was born in Bath, Wiltshire and moved to Kent when she was six. she has always loved drawing from an early age and remembers being asked by her school mates to draw rabbits for them! After school she studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury where she achieved a BA degree in Painting. She moved to London in 1995 and stumbled through many different jobs until she studied children’s illustration at Putney School of Art. Here Claire produced her first dummy book for Small Florence, which was then published and started her dream career as an author illustrator.

In 2007 Claire wrote her own course on writing and illustrating picture books which she has been teaching ever since, and now at the House of Illustration. She regularly visits schools and enjoys drawing for children.

Claire’s new title ‘The Best Bit of Daddy’s Day’ will be published in June 2016.

‘Monkey and the Little One’ was shortlisted for the 2015 Junior Design Awards and listed as one of the top ten best new picture books during Independent Book Sellers Week 2015.

‘Back to Front and Upside Down’ won the 2013 Schneider Family Book Award from the American Libraries Associataion. The award honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

‘Lucy and the Bully’ won the 2009 Paterson Prize for Young People and ‘Small Florence’ was short listed for the 2010 Mad About Books Stockport Schools’ Book Award. 


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