Copyright: November 2010
The amazon.com product description:
When two young foxes set out to explore the forest, they encounter all kinds of creatures. Some of them are friendly, while others would like nothing more than to eat the two young explorers! Rusty and Ginger may be able to outfox bears, bobcats, cougars, and wolves, but can they unlock the mysterious box that awaits them on Treasure Island? And will the little girls they meet there turn out to be friends or foes?Sent to me for review purposes, this book just arrived yesterday. The first thing that caught my eye as I opened the package was the spectacular cover photo - and all the pictures inside are just as glorious. Full colour photos of foxes, deer, wolves and other animals all illustrate an adorable story perfect for young children. Tim Ostermeyer's skills as a photographer really shine through on every page of Adventures of Rusty and Ginger Fox.
Join Rusty and Ginger as they travel through the woods. Author Tim Ostermeyer's beautiful wildlife photography provides a fox's-eye view of the forest. With a charming story to guide the way, and a fact page of wildlife information for every animal introduced in the book, readers can explore nature alongside Rusty and Ginger.
And for those of you that want something educational to go with it, there's a fact page for each of the animals in the story: sizes, food, habits etc.
The story is simple, but that makes it perfect for the suggested age group. Where I work, this would be recommended for 3-5 year olds, and Amazon suggests something similar: 4-8 years old.
Adventures of Rusty and Ginger Fox may be a perfect Christmas gift for that younger child on your list - especially for those that love wildlife and animals.