visión de conjunto:Críticas Mita's beautiful and delicate original watercolors offer readers' eyes large and lovely resting places as they make their ways through this long tale . . . . it is a valuable introduction to a non-Western storytelling aesthetic. Kirkus ReviewsThe sad ending is often a shock to young readers however many social lessons are taught through the story: instances when you hurt someone without knowing when a relationship goes wrong from miscommunication as well as the meaning of life. Yukiko Takada NY SeikatsuThis story is a valuable read for young people (it is geared towards children ages seven to ten) because of all the lessons mentioned. In addition to the negative consequences of juvenile acts and the possibility that you can always redeem yourself after childhood blunders kids learn that you might not get the credit you deserve. Gon is angered when he overhears Hyoju thanking God for the items delivered to this house and the tragic sending ends also serves as a lesson for readers the dangers of rash decisions as such as the action that results in Gon meeting the end of his life. Gravity aside readers will surely enjoy the color illustrations created by the equally legendary Genjirou Mita as those being introduced to Japan will be presented images of an ancient version of the country and even of things that haven t changed such as people eating with chopsticks. And some of those illustrations might make readers smile like the image on Gon holding hands in a prayer-like motion as if to ask for forgiveness when he realizes he made a colossal error by eating the eel. Rashaad Jorden JQ magazineThis poignant tale will resonate with older readers who will empathize with the struggles of a lonely outsider. Teachers will also appreciate the glimpse into Japan's rich culture Marilyn Taniguchi School Library JournalIt s a lengthy text. Picture book manuscripts today seem to be shrinking in size and this one is a commitment to read though worth the time. Julie Danielson kirkusreviews.comA popular modern folktale by a beloved Japanese author is retold in English . . . Mita s softly textured watercolor illustrations are reminiscent of traditional Japanese artwork. April Mazza BooklistA beloved story of Japan Gon The Little Fox is a beautifully illustrated book with a definite Japanese touch . . . . The tale provides parents an opportunity to discuss with their child issues of sadness and loss among others. Susan L. Roberts books4thecuriouschild.comYou see this fox and his moral development and it really is just amazing to read . . . I would definitely suggest it for an older elementary audience because it is a little more complex than the typical children's picture book. Jezire Akin readjezireread.blogspot.com Reseña del editor In this retelling of Nankichi Niimis masterpiece delicate watercolors bring to life the mischievous yet kind-hearted spirit of Gon the Little Fox. Readers should proceed with caution as they begin this tale however especially as Gon is sure to win over their hearts. Like many Japanese folktales Gon The Little Fox does not exactly end happily; a circumstance which will inspire lively and provocative conversation among young readers.When readers first meet Gon he is relishing his life as a rascally fox. Each day brings a new opportunity for him to stir up trouble in Nakayama. One day however he feels remorse for having killed an eel that was meant for the poor villager Hyojus dying mother. Ironically it is this rare moment of conscience that leads Gon down a path that leads to his fate.As with all great folktales the world of Gon The Little Fox is both extremely familiar and extremely mysterious. This quality as evident in both the text and illustrations will greatly appeal to readers both young and old. Biografía del autor Nankichi Niimi was an author of childrens books in Japan. Though he passed away at the age of 29 he had already written a number of childrens books novels poems childrens songs and plays during his short life.Genjirou Mita was an artist and childrens book illustrator. He was a three-time winner of the Sankei Childrens Book Award for his illustrated books and was the president of the Japan Art Association from 1989 to 1995.