by Ruth Ohi
Ruth Ohi is a local Torontonian author and illustrator and we love her series about Fox and Squirrel.
In this one, the duo are excited for Christmas and Squirrel is determined to make it the best Christmas ever by decorating with green and red. Fox tries to help him, but Squirrel gets mad (hmmm, similar to how I am decorating our tree with the kids) and tells Fox that he will ruin his decorating.
Squirrel wonders into the forest suddenly finds himself lost. Luckily, Fox followed him.
Squirrel apologizes and they continue to make the best Christmas ever by sharing why they love each other.
There is one illustration in particular I love because Ohi has completely captured the light of a freezing cold, winter’s day as the sun gets low. It’s my favourite light in winter (and about one of the only parts I actually like about the season).