“I have had the pleasure of reading a fun new book by Wald Peterson…I love how this book weaves learning into the story. At each stop, Foxycat learns how his items come to be and help with the tasks at hand. As children read the book, they will also learn important details about those places and items as well…The fun illustrations and dialogue in the book help the story move along as Foxycat gets what his mother needs. Children will enjoy it…”
"...We really enjoyed the language used in this story. It is written very vividly, to go along with the bright illustrations. We also liked that there are chapters inside the book, making it longer than the typical children’s book. Foxycat learns about the forest and the farm along his journey, and as such, the children reading this book learn too..."
"While this book is supposed to be for children ages 3-5, I think that it might be a tad long for some three-year-olds because their attention span might not be long enough to sit and listen to someone reading all of the book. You might want to read the book over several days with that young of a grandchild…The thing that I liked best about this book was learning about the author. He doesn’t have what you would consider a typical training for writing children’s books..."
"I thought this was a great introduction to chapter books for kids! It's longer than you typical picture book, but shorter than your typical chapter book. We read it over a few days, one quick chapter at a time. My kids loved hearing about the adventures Foxy Cat went on (and all by himself?!) and the things he was able to learn and try throughout the day. As a parent, I really loved the message contained in the story that everyone in the household needs to contribute in some way to helping it run (so in this case Foxy Cat had to go run errands for his mom) and I also loved the message of growing independence."