Best Friends

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Write the story that leads up to this image. How did the child and the fox come to be best friends?
  • What might the child be saying to the fox?
  • Why are they looking at the stars?
  • Why is the fox’s tail curled around the child?
  • Do you think they have known each other long?
  • How do you think they met?
  • Research foxes and other animals which live in an urban habitat.
  • Make a list of books and films you know where animals and humans are friends. Do you notice any similarities and differences?
  • Discuss the part animals play in your life. Why are animals important to us?
  • Foxes appear in lots of stories, such as Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins. How are foxes portrayed in them?

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