Wow Wow and Haw Haw

Wow Wow and Haw Haw

Book - 2014
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Wow Wow the fox pup has learned a lot about the hows and whys of being a fox. He knows how to hunt and hide, and he’s very proud of his red and white and black fur. But he doesn’t know much about fleas, until the day he wakes up feeling very, very itchy. Haw Haw the crow offers her friendship and guidance in this charming adaptation of the Celtic legend, How The Fox Lost His Fleas.
Publisher: St. John's : Breakwater Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781550814620
Branch Call Number: E MUR
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Pittman, Michael


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forbesrachel Sep 10, 2014

Incredibly charming and one of the few examples of a picture book based on a Celtic legend. Wow Wow the fox has a problem, his lovely fur is full of fleas. They make him itch to no end, and no matter how much he scratches or what he tries, he just can't get rid of them. Along comes Haw Haw the crow, attracted by the cries "Wow Wow" and "Ow Ow", she can't help but be amused by the sight. Nevertheless, she decides to give some friendly advice. Neither animal can speak the language of the other, so Haw Haw must demonstrate the actions to take. This kind-hearted tale is portrayed in beautiful paints. Multicoloured backgrounds have two elements to them, one of washed out watercolour layers, and the other with bold strokes from a large painter's brush. Cross-hatching adds texture to this. The fox and crow almost look fuzzy in their solid red and black, and while their faces portray little, the writer has created an expressive text full of details that are essential to our understanding of the crow who can only exclaim "Haw Haw", as well as in making us sympathize with the poor fox.

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