• A beautiful piece of design coupled with thoughtful prose ... [A] masterpiece

  • The most physically beautiful book I had the pleasure of holding in my hands in 2015 ... Really, The Fox and the Star is an art book, a chance for the abundantly talented Bickford-Smith - best-known for designing the crave-worthy Penguin hardcover classics - to create an entire book from scratch. The simple story of a young fox who loses his best friend only to discover a whole new world makes a sweet premise, but the main attraction is Bickford-Smith's masterful exercise of the book designer's craft
  • Brilliant ... A delight

    Philip Pullman
  • A per­fect gift . . . I would like to frame each page

    Lauren Child, Guardian 'Books of the Year'
  • A star book for all ages ... the sort you want to keep for ever

    Kate Kellaway, Observer
  • What keeps the pages turning is the remarkable illustrations, which shift from spread to spread ... It's a spectacular show of friendship's power to change and fill lives

    Boston Globe
  • Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers

    Amanda Craig, 'Picture Book of the Year', New Statesman
  • A classic fable

    Daily Telegraph
  • A brief, beautiful book . . . If ever there was a reason to down the Kindle and go back to paper, this is it . . . Her story is a delight . . . It would, I think, act as a wonderful salve to anyone of any age who has experienced love and loss

    Alex O'Connell, The Times
  • Colourful, substantial and something to keep forever


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