The Fox Chase
The Adventures of Pettson and Findus
Meet Findus—the adorable, clever little cat—and Pettson—the loving forgetful farmer—in this indelibly charming series of illustrated storybooks filled with humor and heart. In this adventure, Findus cooks up a plan to save the fox from being hunted.
The charm of the writing has much to recommend it, but it's the art that is the true star of the show. No matter how raucous or riotous Nordqvist's illustrations become, there's still room to include little Zen details, such as the chicken with its comb in a single hair roller or a pair of pups in a tree staring lovingly at the moon.
This amusing picture book indeed offers a good story to tell, with a text sufficiently well crafted and detailed enough to engage children who may be reading on their own but still enjoy hearing books read aloud. The colorful, detailed ink-and-wash illustrations are full of energy and wit.
Carolyn Phelan, Booklist
The delightful, chaotic, jumbled illustrations of Pettson's house and Findus' explorations convey eccentric original charm and personality, friendship, security, and warmth.
Midwest Book Review
Nordqvist’s illustration style is bursting at the seams with character and energy. He takes every opportunity to infuse little surprises under every leaf, in each nook and cranny...it is still a treasure that will lure a new generation of readers, rendering them life-long fans of Pettson and Findus.
Cindy Helms, New York Journal of Books
It’s not often that we come across books with such immediate and lasting appeal as Sven Nordqvist’s ‘Findus’ series. The stories are ingenious, the characters are quirky and original, and the illustrations are absolutely delightful... I can’t recommend them highly enough. Hurrah for Findus!
Phillip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass