Paddy Donnelly Fox & Son Tailers


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FOX & SONS - Makers of the Finest Traditional Tails for All Animals and Every Occasion!

Rory's dad, Fox, is a tailer. The BEST in the business! Animals come from all over to have their tails made by him. Rory helps his dad in the shop and one of his jobs is measuring the customers for the tails - which isn't always easy!

But Rory is bored of making the same old tails. He has his own amazing ideas ...

'A beautiful story with a heart-warming ending ... and with foxes! I love it.' - Chris Haughton

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'A beautiful book anchored in a simply brilliant idea ... a world where animals have no tails: call in the Tailers! Genius.'
- Joseph Coelho, in The Guardian

'A beautiful story with a heart-warming ending ... and with foxes! I love it.'
- Chris Haughton

'cleverly written and wonderfully illustrated, this is a must have ... will have readers of all ages smiling'
- MyShelvesAreFull

'I love Fox and Son Tailers ... A charming story with detailed, witty illustrations. Age 3+'
- Sarah Webb

'I'm suddenly a huge fan. His artwork is vibrant, playful and clever. Fox and Son Tailer is great and it's not a spelling mistake. They make tails. It's also a lovely book about creativity. Great stuff'
- Simon Smith @smithsmm

'quite simply a charming children's story ...The writing is a mix of both prose and verse which adds cadence to this whimsical yet sentimental little tale about embracing your creativity and discovering that the people you know the best can still surprise you. Donnelly's digital illustrations are wonderfully textured and inventive, there's even a secret adventure if you follow the mice on every page. Another triumph of storytelling from the author of the captivating children's book The Vanishing Lake'
- Irish Examiner

'Paddy Donnelly's new picture book will suit young readers perfectly. It celebrates the joy and importance of creativity, family love and relationships, and it has a particularly fine 'what if' as its starting point. Fox and Son Tailers you see, have been providing tails to smartly dressed animals for generations. Their shop is always busy, filled with birds and animals of all sorts trying on tails for size. Rory, youngest in the family, helps his dad in the shop, measuring the customers. Each spread is filled with bustle and activity so that you can almost hear the chatter of the customers, the opening and closing of doors and drawers. The pages depicting the fittings for the first day back at school is particularly hectic, feathers, tape measures and fluffy tails flying everywhere as little bunnies cause chaos ... Donnelly's digital artwork has a gorgeous textured, painterly feel that is just right for the story and there's much to enjoy, discover and discuss in this story'
- Books for Keeps


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