A Fox Called Herbert



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A Fox Called Herbert
Margaret Sturton

This heart-warming picture book for children about queer identities, belonging, empathy and acceptance follows a rabbit called Herbert, who identifies as a fox. Herbert loves everything about foxes, so he eventually wants to become one. First, his mum is not quite happy with her son cross-dressing as a fox, but then she accepts that Herbert gets to decide who he wants to be.

Neatly illustrated, this story, which is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching, makes children aware of the importance of emotional awareness, acceptance and diversity.

· · 2020

Critical edition

Sturton, Margaret. A Fox Called Herbert. Andersen, 2020. 32 pp., ISBN 9781783448708

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In favour of this entry

  • Addresses current affairs
  • Gender equality
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text

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