A very hungry fox in search of food stumbles into one wrong fairytale after another trying to flee some very high-profile fairytale characters, eventually giving Henny Penny the fright of her life.

Have you ever wondered why Henny Penny thought the sky was falling? Well, here’s a story that might just give you the answer. Told from Fox’s point of view this magical tale links fairy story and nursery rhyme characters in a delightful, funny and quirky way. All Fox wants is a tasty meal to fill his hungry belly. But he keeps wandering into the WRONG stories. No dinner for him – just more trouble! Will Fox ever find the RIGHT story?

A whimsical tale from the award-winning creators of Beware the Deep Dark Forest for humour and adventure-loving readers aged 3 to 6 and beyond!


Sue Whiting lives and works in a sleepy coastal village near Sydney where she spends her days dreaming up adventures for her characters. Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres, including bestseller The Firefighters and the award-winning A Swim in the Sea. Her Nature Storybook Platypus, illustrated by Mark Jackson, was a CBCA 2016 Notable Book. Her middle-grade bestseller Missing is a page-turning cracker of a novel.

Annie White is an illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia. She has illustrated over 60 books for children and her distinctive images have appeared in jigsaws to murals and many other places. Annie's previous book with Walker Books Australia was Beware the Deep, Dark Forest.


Highly recommended. A great deal of fun will be had reading this story. Children will laugh out loud recognising favourite stories and characters and seeing the predicament Fox is in while wandering through each tale.


Fun and quirky, the story reignites our love for some of our favourite folk and fairytale characters. Fox is endearing even while hunting for his next meal, and really makes you cheer for him to find the RIGHT story. Teaching us the value of persistence and finding your place is a wonderful theme throughout the book….This is a fantastic picture book, on its own, and for all the other wonderful stories you find in it along the way.

CBCA: Reading Time

Fabulously funny, clever, and entertaining in every way, this is a must.

Kids' Book Review


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