“April Showers bring May Flowers…”
In my world, it also brings about a slew of baby foxes!
It was back in 2009 when the foxes first arrived in my yard. Over the years that followed, our vast property was home to many litters of foxes kits. To this day, I am still enamored with the special connection that I was blessed with during my interactions with these beautiful wild animals.
It was that connection inspired me to write and publish my first children’s book, The Fox Diaries-The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden.
From digging and hunting to playing and resting, this diary shares a rare glimpse into the private lives of Momma Rennie and her babies. Come watch as they navigate this wildly dangerous but still wonderful world. Great to share with your children or students, The Fox Diaries speaks to the importance of growing and learning both individually and as a family unit. It is a perfect book for storytime or family sharing. Not only can you read about the daily rituals of this marvelous fox family, but there is also an information-packed resource section at the end of the book that includes lots of facts and even a few “fox movies” that you can enjoy with your family.
Five Fun Facts about Foxes
- A group of foxes is a skulk or a leash and baby foxes are called kits.
- Foxes are characteristically known for their high leaps used during hunting. It’s the first thing kits learn in the wild.
- A male fox is a “dog fox” whereas a female fox is a “vixen.”
- Foxes live in dens underground for protection and to raise their litter.
- A fox can run up to 30 miles an hour. Wow!
“The Fox Diaries offers an enthusiastically educational opportunity to observe as this fox family grows and learns together. From digging and hunting to playing and resting, this hardcover picture book filled with the author’s original photography shares with us a rare glimpse into the private lives of Momma Rennie and her babies. Come watch and experience as they navigate this wildly dangerous but still wonderful world.”
The Fox Diaries is available on Amazon and on the Audrey Press website HERE.
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