The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen, 1968. This book, illustrated by Robert Lumley, was the 13th book in the original series of 27 Well-Loved Tales books. The text, as always in the books of this series, was written by Vera Southgate.
As usual, the tales with lots of magical animals in them were given to Robert Lumley to illustrate but in this book, and here he uses humour, energy and observation to create images that will create real drama for a young child at bedtime. The problem is, will the child be able to sleep afterwards? Unlike the foxes in The Gingerbread Boy and Chicken Licken, the foxes in this re-telling are foiled by the Little Red Hen and come to a nasty end.
The Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen, matt boards, Illustrated by Robert Lumley. This copy is in very good condition, inside and out. The pages have been turned a few times and there’s the odd fold or crease but they’re nice and clean. This book dates from the early 1970s and has the original price of 18p on the back.
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