Zeb Soanes is a well known voice on BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme, Shipping Forecast and The News Quiz. He hosts live events and performs with orchestras around the UK and was voted Sunday Times readers’ ‘favourite male voice’ on radio.
James Mayhew is an acclaimed illustrator, author, concert presenter and storyteller. He is the creator of the much loved Ella Bella Ballerina and Boy. He published The Knight Who Took All Day with Graffeg in September 2017.
‘I loved reading about the adventures of Gaspard the urban fox – surely a prince in disguise? More please.’ Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry series
‘A wonderfully warm-hearted animal adventure based on Zeb Soanes observation of a local urban fox… perfectly captured in James Mayhew’s illustrations.’ Julia Eccleshare ‘Pick of hte Month’, LoveReading4Kids
‘A modern day classic and a delight to read aloud.’ South Wales Evening Post Children’s Book of the Week
‘Lavish with words, Gaspard the Fox is a lovely story with gorgeous illustrations that is a joy to share.’ North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award
‘Don’t miss this splendid book! […] Soanes’
word-rich text and ‘foxy facts’ are informative, exciting and funny – and accessible
to a wide range of listeners and readers. Gaspard’s story is also
beautifully served by James Mayhew’s vibrant illustrations, distinctive,
smoky images of real places (Acton), full of detail and action. He
perfectly captures the essence of the busy city, the variety of its
places, its people and its animals.‘ Bridget Carrington, Armadillo Magazine
‘There’s an undoubted simplicity to the tale that only adds to its appeal, while the distinctive illustrations from James Mayhew add a charm to the proceedings. A real treat.’ The Bath and Wiltshire Parent magazine
‘Children will absolutely love this gentle story of urban adventure and next time they see a fox will wish it was Gaspard himself! I am looking forward to his next adventure!’ The Book Activist