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Fox and Hen Together continues the wordless story of The Chicken Thief, focusing on Fox and Hen’s life together. As the illustrations quickly reveal, Crab has become a fast friend, Fox and Hen have an empty refrigerator, and Hen has laid an egg. As to the fate of her egg, that will take a little longer to reveal itself. And here again, the chase is on, but this time it's HFox and Hen Together continues the wordless story of The Chicken Thief, focusing on Fox and Hen’s life together. As the illustrations quickly reveal, Crab has become a fast friend, Fox and Hen have an empty refrigerator, and Hen has laid an egg. As to the fate of her egg, that will take a little longer to reveal itself. And here again, the chase is on, but this time it's Hen who is in pursuit!Béatrice Rodriguez is the author of The Chicken Thief, which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal as well as a rave review in The Wall Street Journal....

Title : Fox and Hen Together
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ISBN : 9781592701094
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Fox and Hen Together Reviews

  • Ashley D--
    2019-02-16 11:56

    Still suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome she came down with in The Chicken Thief, Chicken lives with the Fox that kidnapped her in the first book. Now, through some ungodly act, they have conceived an egg together. But Fox is hungry, so Chicken, understanding that her role is that of servitude to Fox's appetites, leaves her egg behind and goes fishing. (view spoiler)[When she returns and sees the eggshell on the table, she believes the Fox has eaten the child he forced her to bear and everything she secretly knew to be true of Fox's nature comes bubbling to the surface. She prepares to murder him from behind, but before she can swing the frying pan, she spots their fox/chicken mutant baby in his lap. Her eyes glaze over, her emotions chained once more to the devious Fox. (hide spoiler)]Pretty unhealthy domestic situations in this one, but I kind of hope the series continues and reveals how horrible it has been for Chicken all along. That would definitely boost my rating, but I don't hold out hope. Without that context, this story is pretty creepy. But what cute illustrations, amirite?

  • Ashley D--
    2019-02-20 10:59

    I was really into The Chicken Thief, and was super-excited to see that Rodriguez's other books featured the same characters. This volume was fine, and I would rate it higher in terms of recommending it to other people, but overall I thought it was just okay. Mostly because I found it kind of disturbing to see that this chicken, who was totally suffering from Stockholm Syndrome at the end of the last book, still does not feel safe with her partner. I mean, she actually believes he would eat their baby. It's all fine and dandy for kids, but I was sitting at my desk thinking, "Why did she have to go out and do the fishing when the fridge was empty? Surely a fox would be a better hunter than a chicken!" until it dawned on me that the chicken and the fox do not have an equal relationship. She is enslaved to him, baring him children only to worry that he will eat them while she carries out a list of chores she believes she must take on to appease his cruel nature. Dark, Béatrice. Dark.That being said, kids usually don't pick up on those kinds of things, so I'd recommend it to anyone looking for wordless picture books.

  • Kat
    2019-02-27 14:44

    Basic Plot: Fox and hen have no food, so hen goes off to get some and has an adventure.The first thing my son said as we opened this book together was, "Where are the words?" He was a bit confused, as this is a picture book in its purest sense. The story plays out solely in picture form, so the reader has to interpret the pictures and their meaning to get the story. Not an easy task for an autistic child. However, the art was done well and the story clear so he was able to follow it with a little prompting from me. There were a lot of funny facial expressions on the animals, and there was a funny twist to the ending.Might I also add that it was more than a little refreshing to see the female (hen) leave the egg with the fox (male) at home and go off to do the necessary adventuring instead of the other way around? Yes, I think I might.

  • wildct2003
    2019-03-19 14:54

    Over the top in storytelling, still a fun read.

  • Jennifer B.
    2019-02-28 15:47


  • Joanna
    2019-03-14 14:02

    As with The Chicken Thief, my children and I enjoy this book despite the mildly disturbing elements. Fox and Hen have been enjoying their domestic life together, as evidenced by family photos on the wall and the fact that Hen is incubating an egg. But the refrigerator is empty, so she entrusts their egg to Fox and sets off with their friend Crab and a fishing pole to catch a meal. But a carnivorous bird snatches Hen's catch, still attached to her line. Hen refuses to give it up, so the gigantic bird of prey carries off Hen and Crab along with their big fish. She deposits her heavy burden in her nest, occupied by three ravenous, sharp-toothed baby birds, and then flies away. Hen and Crab escape the baby birds of prey by diving out of the nest and into the sea, much to the chagrin of the baby birds (one of which even sheds a tear or two). But the sight of the big fish that Hen is towing is too tantalizing for a sea monster to resist, so it tries to swallow the fish. An epic battle ensues, as Hen doesn't want to relinquish her catch. She is ultimately victorious, and runs to tell Fox the good news as the sun is setting.But when she opens the door, she sees an empty egg shell on the table next to a frying pan. She jumps to the conclusion that Fox's appetite has gotten the better of his morals and he has cannibalized their unborn offspring. He shushes her as she approaches, and we see that he is snuggling a little chicken-fox. They have a celebratory sea-monster and fish feast on the beach.Although I perhaps would have preferred a more peaceful story, we had valuable discussions about the food chain and parents wanting to provide for their children. (And not eat them.) It's also fun to talk about how excited parents are to finally be able to see and hold their babies after their births. My children don't seem fazed by the disturbing aspects of the story, and I still recommend it.Next up, in Rooster's Revenge, Rooster acts out over his displeasure over the whole Chicken Thief debacle.

  • David
    2019-03-08 10:08

    Fox and Hen Together (Stories Without Words) by Beatrice Rodriguez is a quirky wordless tale about an interspecies- relationship with much of the action focusing on Hen.Hen cradles her egg in the first illustration, while Fox points out the empty refrigerator. Hen entrusts her egg to Fox and goes fishing with friend crab. Hen's caught fish is grabbed by an enormous bird - who pulls Hen off on a dangerous adventure involving a nest of hungry babies, a sea monster and a surprise back home.This story is a continuation of the story in The Chicken Thief. Using bright colors, the illustrations feature the use of simple lines to tell the story. There's plenty of action, good pacing, and some twists, turns and surprises. The fate of the fish and sea monster could bother very sensitive readers. Readers could differ on how "cute" they view the new addition.This is quirky and should be read along with The Chicken Thief. It's an interesting story that many children may enjoy it, but it's not my favorite wordless book.For ages 4 to seven, wordless, humor, food, friends, adventure, and fans of Beatrice Rodriguez.

  • Tasha
    2019-03-19 14:40

    The story begun in The Chicken Thief continues in this second wordless book. Here Hen has laid an egg but the refrigerator is empty, so she heads out to catch some fish. This leaves Fox to watch the egg. Hen fishes with her friend Crab, but when she catches a large fish, an eagle swoops out of the sky and grabs it. Hen holds on and so does Crab as the eagle carries them all to its nest filled with hungry babies. Just when you think they have escaped, a sea monster comes out of the deeps to grab the fish. Hen manages to escape that danger too, but then enters the house to find that Fox has been having adventures too.Rodriguez has created a full-color immersive wordless picture book that has great appeal. The book has a great pacing that shifts from one page to the next, making for a very exciting and fun rollercoaster of a book. It is all told through bright colors, plenty of action and a storyline that twists and turns.I am looking forward to the third in the series, Rooster’s Revenge, coming later this year. The stories make most sense if you read both of them, learning the tale of the Fox and Hen and how they came to live together.A bright, action-filled wordless book, it is appropriate for ages 4-7

  • Marika
    2019-03-02 13:43

    This wordless picturebook continues the story Rodriguez began in The Chicken Thief. Hen cradles her egg in the first illustration, while fox remarks on the empty refrigerator. Hen entrusts her egg to Fox and goes out fishing for some food. But she gets more than she bargained for when an enormous bird catches the fish she’s just caught- pulling Hen away on a dangerous adventure. The colors of each illustration set an immediate mood for the scene while the simple ink lines composing Rodriguez’s characters are capable of wondrous expressions.This is a rip-roaring adventure- though you’ll have to do all the roaring yourself- with a fun little twist of an ending. Who knew a hen-fox baby would look so cute? Children will oooh and ahh over Hen’s adventures while adults will find themselves transfixed as well. As the story endswith a birth, it would also make a quirky baby shower gift for new parents.

  • Laura
    2019-02-19 09:39

    I personally enjoyed this wordless, what-comes-next book about fox and hen. I didn't realize that Fox and Hen Together is a sequel to The Chicken Thief so I'll have to go back and read that. The story mostly stands on its own, except for the fact that the Fox and Hen are clearly domestic partners (married?) and I don't quite know how that happened. In this story, the hen goes off to find something for dinner since the refrigerator is empty. After a series of enthralling mishaps, she returns home to find the egg broken and the fox sitting by a fire. But never fear! Everything ends happily ever after for everyone except the sea monster. Though I enjoyed this book, I don't think it will fly off the shelves or stand up to repeated readings. I think I'll skip it for my school collection.

  • Liza Gilbert
    2019-03-13 13:47

    In this energetic, wordless picture book, Rodriguez manages to create an action-packed story about a very adventurous hen. Most of the wordless picture books I've read are gentle and sweet. That is not the case here. Sea monsters, birds with sharp teeth, and other fantastical adventures await when hen leaves fox to babysit her egg while she goes fishing. Wordless picture books can be excellent for teaching children how to imagine and tell their own stories. This one, due to its bright colors and heavy action, will be more appealing to kids and offer more opportunities for exhuberant narration.

  • Bridget R. Wilson
    2019-03-07 12:00

    Fox and Hen are married and expecting a baby. Their only problem is an empty fridge. Hen leaves the egg with Fox and goes off with Crab to catch (as in fish) some food. Fishing turns out to be more involved than Hen imagined. Will she ever make it back to Fox and their baby?What I thought: Rodriguez really understands the concept of wordless picture books. Her illustrations are perfect for adding your own narration. She shows the action so clearly. My favorite illustration is Fox and Hen having dinner with their baby and Crab at the end of the story. Read my review of Fox and Hen's first adventure in The Chicken Thief.

  • Courtney Huskisson
    2019-03-03 13:08

    This is a VERY well done wordless picture book. I've read several wordless picture books recently and remarked on the merits of what a wordless story can do -- enable you to create your own story, etc. However, among all those, this one definitely ranks at the top. You can follow the story in this one, just like the others. But with this one, you really go through all the emotional ups and downs of the story. It takes you on a journey; you can feel the tension and the release. Really well done.

  • Hannah Givens
    2019-03-03 10:54

    This book was fun, I liked all the back-and-forthing with the fishing trip and whatnot and it wasn't confusing/potentially disturbing like the first one... But then when Hen gets home, she thinks Fox has eaten her (their?) egg. She's getting ready to brain him with a frying pan when she sees he's cuddling the baby and the baby's fine, and then it all finishes up with a champagne toast. Uh... what?

  • Janet
    2019-02-17 11:46

    This charming wordless picture book about an inter-species couple features delightfully simple art and a sophisticated sense of humor. It continues the story of "The Chicken Thief", and the two should really be read together, so go get "The Chicken Thief" first, then enjoy both with your upper elementary children.

  • Diane
    2019-03-04 15:58

    Hen and Crab take off to go fishing as Fox volunteers to babysit the egg that Hen is guarding. A wild adventure ensues in which big claws come down from the sky and grab Hen and her fish (with crab hanging on for dear life) and carries them off to a nest full of creatures. And that's just the beginning. And there's even more excitement once they return home.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-18 17:03

    In the sequel to The Chicken Thief, Hen leaves her house in order to replenish her food supplies. She leaves the egg she has just laid in the hands of Fox. This wordless picture book follows Hen and her friend Crab as they go on a deep sea adventure. While Hen is successful in her hunt for food, she may have returned home to a disaster.

  • Josh Williams
    2019-02-22 14:41

    This book was about a fox and hen that lived together that had to work together to try to catch food. the hen watched the hens baby chick as the hen went out to catch food. This book is a good book to teach kids of unlikely friendships and also teamwork. the pictures in this book are done with pencil and crayons.

  • Christy
    2019-02-17 15:45

    Fox and Hen Together continues the wordless story of The Chicken Thief, focusing on Fox and Hen’s life together. As the illustrations quickly reveal, Crab has become a fast friend, Fox and Hen have an empty refrigerator, and Hen has laid an egg. As to the fate of her egg, that will take a little longer to reveal itself. And here again, the chase is on, but this time it's

  • Lauren
    2019-03-05 14:59

    There needs to be a genre name for books that are literally too cute for words. Yes, I'm alluding in a very punny manner to the fact that this book is wordless. But it really is adorable; with cute adventure, a hint of suspense, and a great sense of humor.

  • Robin
    2019-03-05 08:54

    Continues the story of The Chicken Thief. Really charming illustrations (what is it about chickens??) Originally published in France. Begins with a couple of smaller panels that made me think of comics (sequential narrative) before the full page spreads take over.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-05 09:06

    This wordless picture book is so funny and sweet. The facial expressions and crazy storyline will be a total hit with the right imaginative, funny kid. I had to buy this and I buy very few books (preferring to check them out of the library).

  • Jen
    2019-03-08 16:03

    This wordless book has a lot of intensity to it - although the crab's facial features bring levity to the various circumstances. I strugged with the death of two animals followed by the celebration of a life. I'm not convinced this story could be best told in a wordless format.

  • Liz
    2019-03-14 13:47

    Just okay- I like the little crab the best. No words. Hen leaves to fill the empty fridge and comes back to find their egg has hatched. They eat fish & serpent for dinner as they toast the newest member of their family.

  • Christen
    2019-03-14 16:00

    The second wordless book in the adventures of Fox and Hen is just as funny as the first, including some surprising, gasp-inducing moments. The illustrations perfectly express the action, giving readers enough to supply the story from their own imaginations. I hope there will be more!

  • Dianna
    2019-03-12 16:01

    Cute wordless picture book. I didn't care too much about it one way or the other, but my three-year-old daughter loves it, particularly the part where they (view spoiler)[roast the sea monster (hide spoiler)] at the end. She has a bit of a violent streak, probably from me reading her too many fairy tales. :)

  • Louise
    2019-02-17 09:45

    Just want to read it over and over Again, georgeously witty

  • Dee-Ann
    2019-03-01 10:55

    No words, but a superb story which had my boys (including a teenager) intrigued, and they did not guess the ending.

  • Michelle
    2019-02-22 09:40

    Wonderful for visual literacy.

  • Tracy
    2019-03-13 09:55

    Another wordless picture book! I love surprises. This one is surprisingly funny.