Down the Hole

by Scott Slater

On Sale: 10/31/2023

Down the Hole

by Scott Slater

illustrated by Adam Ming

On Sale: 10/31/2023


Junior Library Guild Selection

About the Book

Anansi the Spider meets Jon Klassen in this wickedly witty debut.

When a suspiciously polite fox attempts to coax his next meal out of a burrow, he is met with a clever rabbit who has been cooking up a surprise for this very moment!

Careful readers may spot what is in store for fox before he does in this darkly funny cautionary tale that roots for the underbunny.

Critical Praise

"Never try to outsmart a wily rabbit. Children will appreciate that Fox gets his deserved comeuppance and will giggle over this spirited tale filled with comical banter that proves a smart, brave, levelheaded individual can outwit a bully. The dynamic, witty illustrations depict wonderfully expressive characters and droll underground details; kids will have fun poring over all the amusing activities happening in the bunnies’ habitat. Readers will have a 'hole' lot of fun with this entertaining book." — Kirkus Reviews

"Ming’s pictures . . . brim with energy and expression . . . the warm colors, humorous details, and skillfully paced writing and pictures make this a very funny and satisfying treat." — Horn Book Magazine

"Slater’s words put a new spin on Aesop . . . . A great addition to a study of fables or for any animal story hour; especially recommended for early childhood libraries." — School Library Journal

"A wickedly funny picture book. Clever dialogue, mounting suspense and humor combine to create a picture book that’s sure to leave young listeners on the edge of their seat . . . . one rabbit hole readers won’t mind falling down over and over again." — BookPage


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358683346
  • ISBN 10: 0358683343
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 10/31/2023
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Foxes
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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