Summer Reading Day 42: Hello! Our book today was No Matter What by Debi Gliori. Those who know me know that I have a serious love of foxes (JJ’s nursery is fox/woodland themed), so I noticed this book awhile back when I was allowed to make a fox-themed children’s display at the library. Giving it a read, I knew I wanted to share it with JJ. A young fox, Small asks their parent, Large (this is a nice touch – the foxes are gender less, so both the parent and child could be male or female, a father reading to his daughter, a mother to his son, or vice versa) if they would love them if they were grumpy, far away, a bug, etc. Of course, Large always answers that they would live their child “no matter what.”
It’s a sweet, short read with illustrations that are silly and lovely in turn. JJ loved it, so this one is a definite thumbs up!