The Fox and the Star is a beautiful work of prose and design, each page thoughtfully created by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her first book, The Fox and the Star, was named Waterstones Book of the Year and as one of Time Out's 100 Children's Books of All Time. Her design work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian. Her cover design has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the United States and Design and Art Direction in the UK.
A beautiful piece of design coupled with thoughtful prose ... [A]
masterpiece * Newsweek *
The most physically beautiful book I had the pleasure of holding in my hands in 2015 ... Really, The Fox and the Star is an art book, a chance for the abundantly talented Bickford-Smith - best-known for designing the crave-worthy Penguin hardcover classics - to create an entire book from scratch. The simple story of a young fox who loses his best friend only to discover a whole new world makes a sweet premise, but the main attraction is Bickford-Smith's masterful exercise of the book designer's craft * Salon.com *
Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman
A per-fect gift . . . I would like to frame each page -- Lauren Child, Guardian 'Books of the Year'
A star book for all ages ... the sort you want to keep for ever -- Kate Kellaway * Observer *
What keeps the pages turning is the remarkable illustrations, which shift from spread to spread ... It's a spectacular show of friendship's power to change and fill lives * Boston Globe *
Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers -- Amanda Craig, 'Picture Book of the Year' * New Statesman *
A classic fable * Daily Telegraph *
A brief, beautiful book . . . If ever there was a reason to down the Kindle and go back to paper, this is it . . . Her story is a delight . . . It would, I think, act as a wonderful salve to anyone of any age who has experienced love and loss -- Alex O'Connell * The Times *
Colourful, substantial and something to keep forever * Stylist *
It's great . . . Individual, elegantly and impeccably designed, and with a touching story; and it's technically and graphically intriguing -- David Gentleman
[This] beautifully illustrated picture book contains a moving message about love, loss and learning to accept change * Marie Claire *
Selected in Time Out's 100 best children's books * Time Out *
Winner: Graphic Novels and Picture Books categories * 3x3 Mag *
One of the most beautiful kids books in recent memory * St. Louis Post-Dispatch *
A delightful surprise for fairy tale lovers of all ages * Parade *