Are you sick of reading your kids the same old sappy, touchy feely stories to help them get to sleep? Tired of tales that always end in predictable happily-ever-after’s? Well, fret not! Author Christian McKay Heidicker may just have the thing to spice up your bookshelf with his latest novel, Scary Stories for Young Foxes.
Kids that love a good Stephen King marathon or reading R.L Stine will surely enjoy this sinister tale. It follows fox kits Mia and Uly as they navigate a world of monsters and other unspeakable things. The haunted season has arrived in the Antler Wood and no one is safe. After Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, the younglings must navigate through a forest of nightmares: a zombie who hungers for their flesh, a witch who tries to steal their skins, a ghost who hunts them through the snow . . . and other things too scary to mention. You name it, that creepy thing is probably there.
A grand adventure, things that go bump in the night and a melancholy reinterpretation of the beloved Grimm classics, oh my! What a perfect addition to your summer reading list. In case you aren’t convinced, the tone is really set in this exclusive trailer that debuted on Romper.com today!
The trailer is accompanied by a wonderfully written review from Olivia Hinebaugh that states “… It reads like a zombie story, but it’s rooted in nature. Readers will start to recognize the signs of rabies. It’s chilling, that these stories really can occur and would likely be terrifying for young foxes. Furthermore, there’s the terrifying fox Mr. Scratch, a menacing human with nefarious intentions, and a bottom-dwelling pond lurker, the Golgathursh.”