Warning: If your kids are bothered by animal cruelty I do not recommend this book. The fox stole an old woman’s milk so she cut off his tail. He spends the rest of the book trying to get it back. But an important lesson is learned: Steal, and you will lose an appendage.
Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book of 1971
“One fine day a fox traveled through the great forest. When he reached the other side he was very thirsty.” The jaunty red fox stole milk from an old farm woman, lost his tail under the annoyed woman’s knife, and spent the day bargaining to get it back. This humorous retelling of a favorite Armenian folktale is a story small children will follow and “read along” with ease.