When I received the invite to review “The Adventures of an Urban Fox: Maggie Arrives”, by Yara Evans, I was more than thrilled for 2 reasons: Firstly, I have a four year old daughter who loves to listen to stories and look at pictures, and this book was age appropriate for her. Secondly, the book is actually an electronic version, which is what I prefer over hard core copy, as they are easier to access anywhere, anytime and do take up much space. So, without wasting anytime, I accepted the invite and very soon I was sent the electronic version of the book.
Maggie is a magnificent red fox who lives in London, England. When Maggie first visits the garden at the back of a terraced house looking for food, she decides to venture further, winding up inside the house. In the living room, she comes upon the Black Cat and the Tabby Cat, the two feline residents, who give her a rather unwelcome reception.
Undaunted, Maggie keeps returning to the garden and the house and each time she has to contend with the two cats. The Black Cat is always ready to chase after her, but the Tabby Cat quite likes the idea of having the fox around, although he can’t bring himself to admit as much to his feline chum.
Things begin to change when Maggie suggests that they all share the garden and after a bout of sickness turns the Black Cat and the Tabby Cat into her unlikely helpers.
This is fun story that you can read out to children for bedtime, but you will need to breakdown in parts as reading the whole book in one night will take longer than a typical bed time story. My daughter who is 4 years thoroughly enjoyed the story. Few illustration, here and there, make the story even more interesting by bring the characters to life. I wish it had more illustrations because children find it easier to connect to illustrations.
**This product was received either at no or low cost for review, inspection and testing purposes. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All of my reviews are based 100% off of my experience with the product and I never guarantee a positive review.