When a lost fox enters a village on a snowy night, a young boy, seeing that the animal has been chased away by the town’s adults, leaves a basket of food for the fox in a greenhouse where it has taken shelter.
The illustrations in this wordless picture books are absolutely gorgeous and constructed from photographs of cut paper. The simple message of being kind even when others aren’t and the little ways we can repay others is nice, but somehow the wordless nature of the story makes it seem more dangerous to have harbored a fox than it might otherwise in a children’s boo.
Princesse Camcam was born in Paris in 1982, but she grew up in southwest France. From there, she left to study the graphic arts at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Cergy. In 2006, she debuted as an illustrator, publishing her first book in France. Today, she continues to work as a picture book and toy company illustrator. She has been living in Germany since 2007.