What do we see on the outside, and what hides inside? How did the fox fool the other animals during the masquerade? This amusing Purim tale contains important messages for all ages.
Stories about animal protagonists have been part of human culture for many years. By attributing human characteristics to animals, such tales often provoke thoughts and reflection on human nature.
The crafty fox features in many stories, and demonstrates to listeners how one should not behave. In this amusing book by Oded Burla, the fox surprises the other animals, as well as the readers, and shows us all the importance of looking beyond external disguises, and getting to know the inner person inside each of us.
Laughter and Humor
What do you find funny? And your child? Do you laugh from the same things? In books, as in life, we find humor in role reversal, situations that are neither logical nor realistic, exaggeration, unexpected surprising twists in the tale, and so on. Humor opens the door to creative, free thinking, and can show us how to see ourselves, and follow the straight and narrow.
Oded Burla (1915–2009)
Oded Burla, author, poet, and painter, was born in Jerusalem to a Sephardi family who had lived in Eretz Israel for more than thirteen generations. Oded's father, Yehuda Burla, was also an author, and wrote award-winning adult literature. Oded attended the agricultural school in Mikveh Israel, followed by Bezalel Art academy. His first book was published when he was 45 years old, and he wrote and illustrated more than 70 children's books, in which, he once claimed, 346 different kinds of animals are mentioned! Burla is famous for introducing nonsense into children's literature in Hebrew; his books are brimming with sophisticated humor, surprising, and witty phrases. He has been awarded many prizes for his work: the Zeev Prize, ACUM Prize, and Bialik Prize.
Enjoy reading the book together, laugh and be merry!