Fox and the Jumping Contest
Fox really, really wants to win the jumping contest. He knows just where he’ll put that first-place trophy. The only problem? Fox is not a very good jumper. But he is a very good schemer. . . .
Fox and the Jumping Contest is a perfect pick for readers who enjoy humorous picture books like The Day the Crayons Quit and Dragons Love Tacos.
FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST by author/illustrator Corey R. Tabor has adorable illustrations. The animals are all cute with hilarious facial expressions. The colors, especially the beautiful blue used for the sky, are soft and sweet. The story also shines with a major theme that talent comes in all sorts of different forms, and rankings, low or high, come with their own positives and don’t take other talents or gifts away.
While the story does aim to display some sort of fairness, some may still come away with the idea that Fox cheated and won. However, it is clear that what he does isn’t entirely acceptable because the trophy is shared with another contestant.
FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST is a lovely pick for young readers starting to under competition and individual talents. The illustrations are fun and enjoyable, sure to be a hit with kids who love animals.