Otter, Mole, Fox and Hare live happily together in their house in the woods. But soon Fox falls ill. He grows sad and thin and one day his friends find him still and cold in the forest. Otter, Mole and Hare bury Fox and are very sad thinking about all the things they miss about him. As the seasons change the three friends can not stop feeling sad about losing Fox. Then one day Squirrel comes to visit and helps them remember the good times they had with Fox – they laugh for the first time in a long while. The friends decide to make a special garden for Fox and enjoy sitting in it recalling happy times. As they laugh they feel they can hear Fox laughing too and in their hearts and memories Fox is still there, always and forever.
Categories: Death & Bereavement
Always and Forever
Comforting children who have experienced bereavement or other loss and providing gentle reassurance that over time their pain will ease.
Author: Alan Durant Illustrator: Debi Gliori Publisher: Corgi
Review by: Claire Atkins