This “darkly comic fable about the unintended consequences of our quest to tame the natural world” was published in 2015. $17 for 49 5×7 pages is a little pricey, no? It is charmingly illustrated with line drawings by Chelsea Cardinal, though.
FOX 8, gud pal of FOX 7 and follower of the Grate Leeder FOX 28, is the hero of this story. (He has learned to read and understand English by sitting outside the children’s bedroom window night after night as bedtime stories are read, but he doesn’t know how to spel gud.) When developers clear cut the foxes’ habitat to build FoxViewCommons, a Mawl with Par King, the foxes face starvation. FOX 7 and 8 go on a foray to the Mawl to find fud for everyone. Poor FOX 7 ends up ded at the hands of the Yumans. A very sad business. But there is a happy ending for FOX 8 after he trots and trots and trots through development after development until he arrives at a glorious Forest inhabited by a hole other groop of foxes, who like him, as luck would have it. He settles down to make a family with Fox SmallNose/Alert + Funy. The End.
Now, you didn’t expect to read anything like this today, did you? 🙂