I was attracted to this book by the gorgeous and beautiful cover… and then I read the blurb and I just laughed. I knew I had to give this short graphic novel a shot!
In this one we meet a fox in the middle of winter. He is wearing a scarf (dubbed by him later, which made me laugh at how true it was, to be a scarf of misfortune) and everything is going wrong. Then again, the scarf is pretty long Mr. Fox, maybe you should try getting one that is less long and in the way? Oh well, this way we the readers (and the vixen) can have some laughs on all that happens. Because this scarf is indeed misfortune. He trips, he slips, he gets stuck, he gets winded in it, he wraps it around himself and gets slapped with a scarf full of snow, he gets spun like a yo-yo, and the list goes on. If I was him I would have just dumped the scarf, screw the cold. XD But no, he keeps it. At least for most of the book.
I did feel sorry for him as he tried to impress the vixen. Then again, she is laughing and it doesn’t seem to be a mean laugh, so you got her attention. It is just that our fox doesn’t see it that way. He just sees his failures, his mistakes, all made thanks to that damned scarf. I just wanted to give him a hug and tell him that it was all fine.
The ending made me smile. I was just so happy for both of them, and oh my! I now would love a book about Spring time. I am sure it is filled with cute.
The art was just so beautiful and I love the style. How the scarf seemed to go from a bit smaller to big just at the right moments was just very well done. Plus, I like the designs of the animals.
All in all, definitely would recommend this funny graphic novel to all. A funny and sweet read for the winter times.