Title: The Big Bad Fox
By: Benjamin Renner
Call #: JGraphic Renne.B
The red-haired fox of Jeremy Renner’s new graphic novel spends his days sneaking around the local barnyard and his nights munching on turnips. Yeah, things aren’t going too well. The problem is simple. But even still, there is little hope that he will be able to fulfill his carnivore dreams. None of the animals lower down on the food chain is afraid of him. After seeking the help of a more successful hunter, the wolf, a plan is hatched. By stealing eggs, eventually the fox will finally get his feast. Once they grow up a bit. There’s just one thing they haven’t factored in…
Renner, French cartoonist and award nominated animator of the film, “Ernest & Celestine,” offers another funny story centered around a grumpy main character whose heart is turned soft by the unlikely friendships that arise. With expert dialogue and pacing and an expressive cartoon style all his own, it’s just the right amount of slightly oddball. Best for grades 3 and up. Recommended by omnivores as well as vegetarians.