This whimsical and bizarre tale takes readers into the heart of nature where we meet many animal characters. Pawz, being the narrator, introduces his family and friends humorously. Their offbeat names and quirky characters make the read engaging. The subtle anthropomorphism employed by John C. Hill enhances the humor, granting us several laugh-out-loud moments throughout the book. The foxes are clever and mischievous yet good-hearted, attributes that define a unique “foxiness.” Pawz’s daring escapades, curious investigations, and near-death experiences had me engrossed the entire time. I would recommend this book not only to young readers but also to adults who appreciate a laugh.
FoxHide by John C Hill is an enchanting story that will encourage children's love and understanding of nature. It was wonderful to see the world through the eyes of these beautiful creatures, their views on humans and why they need to hunt. The characters were all very interesting and each contributed to the plot perfectly. One of my particular favorites was DaddyFox with his quirky ways such as getting rid of fleas and making them feel like 'like a hot potato'. I also loved the wily nature and intelligence of Strike. The story is filled with important life lessons that will help children's development and confidence greatly. They will learn how to see mistakes as opportunities for learning, how to emulate successful people, that parents make rules and boundaries to keep you safe, and that for every action there are good or bad consequences. There are many emotional moments, such as the event involving Frizzle which was incredibly moving, but also many funny moments. A wonderful story that is engaging and heartwarming.