The Too-Clever Fox by Leigh Bardugo

The Too-Clever Fox - Leigh Bardugo

This is a cute story set in the world of talking animals. It is a lot like one of those short stories I read when I was a child, in hardcover volumes of fairytales that I still have on my shelves.

 

Koja is one of those foxes that brings to life the idiom as cunning as a fox. He understands the nature of his contemporaries, which he demonstrates by observing their behaviour and then using the knowledge to manipulate them. His perils and misfortunes are somewhat cliché, but makes for easy, fun reading nevertheless.

 

I find that the greatest drawback was the title, which was a spoiler in itself. The "plot twist" is predictable because of it... but then again, you could probably say the same thing of its cover...

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