I’m delighted to announce that The Fox’s Kettle is now available in digital format with an audio component. This picture book, which was shortlisted for a Governor General’s award for illustration, has been unavailable in print for some time. We decided to see how it would translate to digital and the results are stellar. Vic Bosson’s illustrations come to life even more vividly in this format, and I was lucky enough to voice the audio which gives a fresh component to an old favorite. Thanks to Crow Cottage Publishing and Stephen McCallum for doing the legwork, adding some wonderful sound effects into the mix and pulling the whole project together.
It’s funny how stories come to be. A number of years ago, I worked with Vic Bosson on another project, also a picture book. As we neared the end of that story, Vic showed me some drawings he’d done of Japanese inspired foxes. I was enthralled by the detail, the color and the overall evocative nature of his art. I had to write a tale that would highlight the foxes, I told Vic. And so The Fox’s Kettle was born. We hope you enjoy it on your tablet or computer. And don’t forget to push the kettle on the bottom of each page to hear the audio!