Nico is a little red fox that spends spring, summer and autumn with his three friends, Ava, Olive and Linus. When his woodland friends hibernate for the winter, Nico is left all alone in a snowy wonderland. He unsuccessfully searches for a friend to keep him company during the long winter. To pass time, Nico builds a fox from snow. Little does he know, he's about to become friends with a real snow fox. A story about cherishing old friends, perseverance, and making new friends. Picture book, Life science context: animals & seasons, habitat, Story elements: setting: The woodlands, plot and character development, main character, Nico the red fox, problem and solution, speech bubbles, Illustrations enhance meaning and tone, Comprehension strategies: Predicting outcomes, sequence events, identify cause and effect relationships, & changes from beginning to end of the story. Themes: our natural world, hibernation, animals, loneliness, friendship.
About the Author
Rosemary Shojaie ================ Rosemary Shojaie is an illustrator who is fascinated and inspired by chance meetings, memory, the passage of time, and the natural world. She especially loves the long, snowy winters of upstate New York, where she lives. She attended the University of Rochester and received her MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, in England. This is her first picture book.