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 is a children’s and young adult author and editor who lives and works in a small coastal village south of Sydney. She has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, including the best-selling Missing, and the CBCA 2019 Notable Book, Beware the Deep Dark Forest. Sue is passionate about storytelling and the power of story to transform lives, and has been fascinated with picture books since her early years as a primary school teacher. Good Question is her 69th published book, her tenth picture book and her second collaboration with the talented Annie White. Join her on her adventures in story at https://suewhiting.com.

Annie White works from her studio in Melbourne, Australia. She has illustrated over 70 books for children and her distinctive images are full of expression and movement. 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


Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, 5-8 Years
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