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Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox

   Posted by: Lynne   in Children, eBooks/Print Books, Fiction

Book Details 
Title: Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox
Author: Tim Ostermeyer
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 48
Summary: When two young foxes set out to explore the forest, they encounter all kinds of creatures. Some of them are friendly, while others would like nothing more than to eat the two young explorers! Rusty and Ginger may be able to outfox bears, bobcats, cougars, and wolves, but can they unlock the mysterious box that awaits them on Treasure Island? And will the little girls they meet there turn out to be friends or foes?Join Rusty and Ginger as they travel through the woods. Author Tim Ostermeyer’s beautiful wildlife photography provides a fox’s-eye view of the forest. With a charming story to guide the way, and a fact page of wildlife information for every animal introduced in the book, readers can explore nature alongside Rusty and Ginger.
Price: $13.64.
Author Bio: Tim Ostermeyer is a Master Photographer who has won over 250 first-place awards for his photography. He has been named “Photographer of the Year” nine times by various organizations, and has had fourteen images published in the Professional Photographers of America Loan Collection books. Tim has a studio in Allen, Texas, and travels around the world taking photographs of wildlife.
Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox
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Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox is a cute book with amazing wildlife photos. Rusty and Ginger, two red foxes, encounter several other animals in the forest; some friendly and some not. As each animal is introduced, a fact sheet tells more about its habits and physical attributes. This adds some seriousness to the cuteness. Almost unnoticed at first is each animal’s footprints meandering up the page. The plotline itself–the foxes explore their world and run across other creatures–is very simple. And I found the addition of a “treasure chest” and two pretty girls a little out of place. However, as a child, I used to dream about finding treasure, so this would likely appeal to its intended audience; children ages four to eight.

Additionally, as an adult, it’s obvious that the books’ photos are somewhat taken out of context, since the foxes don’t really come that close to the other animals. But I think a child would enjoy the book, and I’ll have no problem passing my copy to my nieces and nephews. They’d enjoy the photos and might even learn a few animal facts in the process.

I give this book 5 stars because the photos themselves are just stunning. The storyline is more of an afterthought.

Click here to buy Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox from Amazon and view excerpts
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Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox. My reviews are not influenced by receiving free review copies, nor am I compensated any other way for reviewing books. I may provide affiliate links where books can be purchased, but I do this of my own volition.

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