Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Junior)

Shortlisted 2022

Fox and Son Tailers by Paddy Donnelly

Fox & Son Tailers

By Paddy Donnelly

Fox & Son – Makers of the Finest Traditional Tails for All Animals and Every Occasion!

Rory’s dad, Fox, is a tailer. The BEST in the business! Animals come from all over to have their tails made by him. Rory helps his dad in the shop and one of his jobs is measuring the customers for the tails – which isn’t always easy!

But Rory is bored of making the same old tails. He has his own ideas …

A stunning new picture book story about following your dreams, from Paddy Donnelly.

About Paddy Donnelly...

Paddy Donnelly is an Irish author and illustrator living in Belgium. He has illustrated many children’s books, including Dodos Are Not Extinct, Here Be Dragons, The Last Seaweed Pie, Míp, A Sea Of Stories, and Hom. His work has achieved international acclaim and has been shortlisted for the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards. Fox & Son Tailers is Paddy’s second book as author and illustrator (his first was the award-winning The Vanishing Lake). Paddy grew up near the beautiful North Antrim coast, surrounded by mythical stories of giants, magical creatures and shape-shifting animals. All of this prompted his love for nature, animals, the sea and storytelling.

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