I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
Fox is one of the many animals that lives along the ocean’s border. Trying to find food and not be a part of the food chain, fox must keep his wits about him as he hunts for food. Panic starts to set in amongst the wildlife as fox has his meal clenched between his jaws but what everyone is running from, hasn’t come into fox’s radar yet. Panic, fear, urgency and alarm flow through the panels of this graphic novels, the creatures and beasts all performing what comes naturally when such an occurrence strikes their world. Survival and preservation, these creatures fight for their existence. Fox, the danger has now been sighted and his meal has become less important. Fox’s meal is free now, and this panel I studied, for it has become a turning point in this novel. Fox has a greater task at hand as the danger builds in strength, encompasses everything it touches.
The illustrations are wonderful in this novel, you can feel the urgency and the power of the creatures and the destruction as the two of them come closer together. Fox, his energy once robust is growing weaker as the journey to find a safe haven is daunting. Each creature is moving forward yet not knowing if their direction is the correct one, each creature is wanting to find sanctuary yet fearful of stopping, not knowing if the danger is over. Told with only illustrations, the novel was easy to follow. Beautiful illustrations that had me stopping often to just marvel at the story they told. Nature, it takes a strike on people and on the creatures of the earth.