The Rabbit and the Fox, by Jacqui Shepherd

Barbara’s Book Review

While going about her day in a lovely forest, a little rabbit comes face to face with a hungry fox. In this story of patience, the rabbit outwits the fox by waiting patiently in a hole until the fox falls asleep. The pacing of Jacqui Shepherd’s book creates a sense of time passing as the little rabbit waits and waits while the fox hungrily waits and waits. Bold illustrations also add to this sense of elapsing time.

This is a fun book which exemplifies how patience can help us through many situations.

I recommend this book for children ages 4-8.

Educator Notes

This book may be useful for…

  • teaching the concept of patience
  • teaching conversation, including punctuation of conversation
  • teaching the use of ellipses
  • making text-to-illustration connections
  • readers’ theater for young children

About the Author


Copyright 2019, Awareness Publishing Group (Pty) Ltd. Used with permission.

How to Purchase

The Rabbit and the Fox may be purchased through Amazon…