Cool Comics for Kids: The Big Bad Fox

In Benjamin Renner's The Big Bad Fox , the fox aspires to be a "big and bad" predator. Despite his best efforts, Fox is anything but "big and bad."  His attempts to capture a farmyard chicken are always thwarted, and he is reduced to eating turnips.  After several comical blunders,  a local wolf helps Fox hatch a plan to steal three eggs and raise them to be plump juicy chickens. Then, Wolf, who is tired of eating rodents, and Fox will have a feast.  Fortunately, Fox has a change of heart when the chicks call him "mommy."  Unfortunately, his change of heart pits both Wolf and the farmyard chickens against him.

Benjamin Renner's illustrations are rich with humor, detail, and emotion.  The use of water color offers an accessible and seldom-seen approach to graphic novel art. The farmyard characters  and comedic situations are reminiscent of Looney Tunes, minus the excessive slapstick violence. The final result is a hysterical and heart-felt story that will appeal to adults, kids, and reluctant readers alike.

Created by Roger Burns on Sep 12th, 2017 @ 2:28 PM.
Updated on Sep 13th, 2017 @ 3:57 PM.