This series gives the youngest children and beginning readers graphic novels of their own that handle real family situations with charm, humour, and just the right point of view for the age group.

Ginger the fox is amazed by the Wild Cat, an acrobat visiting the forest. When the Wild Cat has hurtful words for her, she questions whether she's good at being a fox--the start of a lesson about belonging. Soon she meets new foxes, who encourage her. Meanwhile, the badger siblings in her blended family plan a prank on the rude Wild Cat and his fellow performers.


Jamie A. Swenson works as an associate librarian and early literacy storyteller. She is also the author of Boom! Boom! Boom!, illustrated by David Walker. She lives in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Chiara Fedele was born in Milan, Italy. After graduating from art school, she attended the Brera Academy in Milan. Her illustrations have appeared in many picture books. Chiara also teaches drawing and painting techniques. She lives in Pavia, Italy.


Evinced through warm and whimsical watercolors, Luciani and Tharlet’s lovely graphic offering feels as snug and familiar as a Beatrix Potter tale but adds a modern spin with its emphasis on being true to oneself. Vulpine Ginger is taunted for being different in many ways, from how she lives to what she desires; young readers should find the treatment of this theme easily accessible but not preachy or saccharine. Even though this is the sixth installment in the series, this self-contained story is a fine jumping-in point. A sweet and gentle tale of self-affirmation.

Kirkus Reviews

The fun and lovable Badgers and Foxes are back in The Wild Cat, volume six of the Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox series that features an entertaining assortment of lively forest critters. Taking center stage is Ginger, a young fox with some important discoveries to make. In this uniquely formatted tale with colorful graphic panels and word bubbles, Ginger’s adventures take her far from the safety of the burrow, and she learns some valuable lessons about who she is.

Foreword Reviews

A solid choice for those who are ready for a graphic novel–type picture book but not quite ready for Dav Pilkey’s Dogman.

School Library Journal

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