"The fox went out on a chilly night,
Praying for the moon to give him light,
For he'd many a mile to go that night,
Before he reached the Town-o"
This is an old folk song that my dad used to sing to my sister and I when we were little. It always brings back great memories of my childhood as my sister and I would sing it over and over again trying to get the words right.
I decided to make it the subject of my thesis project at AAU and it's the project that I am working on now in my Children's Book Illustration class. So this weekend I did some research. I had once a few years ago come across a picture book that looked very much like "The Fox" story and I clicked away not wanting to be influenced by it. In my internet search this weekend I found the book and the illustrator who first illustrated it back in the 1950's. I decided that it was ok to look at it. I had enough ideas of my own at this point that I didn't have to worry about being influenced too much.
To my great surprise I not only found the book and viewed it on-line, I found an interview with Peter Spier the illustrator. He is great! I so want to meet him now after watching the video. I thought you might like to see it to, so here it is! Enjoy!