My Little Fox Says Please

Children - Preschool
24 Pages
Reviewed on 07/22/2018
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Author Biography

David Blaze is the award-winning author of several highly imaginative children's books, including the popular My Fox series. His goal is to create children's books that are fun, hilarious, and honest for kids of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Timothy David and his son Zander Blaze live in Orlando, Florida with their crazy dog, Sapphire, magic hamster, Black, and Blaze's awesome Mom! Timothy David loves to watch funny movies and eat pizza rolls! Zander Blaze loves to play with Hot Wheels and feast on chicken nuggets! Together, as David Blaze, they share lots of laughs and have lots of fun.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In My Little Fox Says Please by David Blaze, discover how my little fox learns the importance of saying ‘Please’ in everyday situations. My little fox is taught that it is always better to be well mannered and considerate of others than to stamp and shout to get what you want. This enchanting story uses easy to follow examples, such as bath time, play time, and eating out, that teach your child how to interact with their family, friends and other children at home, at school and in social settings. The subliminal message throughout this book will help children become better communicators and make any request polite by saying ‘Please’. Just like my little fox, your child will discover that saying 'Please' gets the best results.

An excellent concept for a pre-school book, which is well written with simple but effective language. This perfect bedtime read has a great message behind the story, which teaches children the importance of showing consideration and kindness to others. The illustrations showing different social situations that every child can relate to are a great opportunity for adult and child to discuss why it is better to have good manners and treat others with kindness. Every parent has been the victim of a temper tantrum from their child, and this book could be referred to as a method to teach social skills, ready for when the child starts school or playgroup. A great story that children can read along with and memorize. A perfect gift idea for a child and a must for every nursery school library as children learn how to interact with others and discover that sharing and manners are so important.

Jack Magnus

My Little Fox Says Please is an educational picture book for preschool children written by David Blaze. How do kids get their parents to realize what they really want? In this entertaining picture book, a little fox considers all manner of methods to ask his mom for all sorts of things. If he wants a snack, he can give her body signals like rubbing his tummy or making chomping noises with his teeth, but he discovers that the easiest and most effective way to get those cookies is to say “please.” Blaze shows the little fox asking for TV time, game playing, a treat out at a restaurant and other situations in which children commonly find themselves. Each time, the little fox considers his choices for communicating his desires and sees how saying “please” works best.

David Blaze’s educational picture book for preschool children, My Little Fox Says Please, teaches children manners in a most hilarious and entertaining way. I loved the image of that little fox dancing for macaroni and cheese and marveled at the different non-verbal cues he came up with. Blaze never comes out and dictates polite behavior to his readers; he simply offers alternatives and demonstrates that every time, the best and simplest way to get an adult to comply with your wishes is to say please. I’m familiar with Timothy David and Zander Blaze, the father and son team who write under the name David Blaze from their marvelous children’s My Fox series, and found this volume, which is geared toward new readers, to be equally enjoyable and smile-evoking. Who says learning manners has to be stifling and dull? My Little Fox doesn’t think so. This book is a perfect selection for story time or for new readers to try reading on their own. Either way, it’s sure to get some smiles and giggles along the way. My Little Fox Says Please is most highly recommended.

Maureen Dangarembizi

My Little Fox Says Please is a children’s illustrated book by David Blaze. In the book, we’re introduced to little fox and his mama who take us through a number of situations where the little fox has to learn to ask nicely. The situations highlight what will not get kids what they want. Throwing things, throwing a tantrum or stomping feet result in a firm 'no.' Saying 'please' not only has the desired effect but gets things done faster. It’s the only way little fox is going to get a snack or bubbles added to his bath.

With its familiar settings, My Little Fox Says Please is a fun and rewarding experience for parents to read with their kids. Parents get to teach their kids to have manners in an entertaining way without laying down the law. Everyone loves polite kids and this book teaches them the benefits of being respectful to an adult. David Blaze chose situations that are common to most kids and the things they enjoy. Chances are parents have already had to deal with at least one. This is a must-have to add to your little one’s book shelf. Many grown-ups would have been better people if they'd had an opportunity to read David Blaze’s book at a young age. The illustrations in this book are beautiful and colorful. The pictures give a visual accompaniment to the narrative, perfectly communicating what the child needs to learn. Children will relate to the drawings as these depict things they are familiar with in their day to day lives.