When you are a thief – especially a quick-moving, easy-to-distract thief – you might want to consider slowing down and paying attention to your environment to improve your chances of success. If you see paintings of fancypants bears on the walls, for example, you might think, “Hmmm, does this homeowner just really like bears or could, maybe, possibly, there be bears living here?” If you see a tell-all about Goldilocks, that might be another clue.
If you’re a fox, you might still miss all these clues, but in this case it won’t matter. You will fly along with a sweet, silly rhyme, blissfully launching yourself through bright and cheery illustrations until suddenly, you realize there are bears. But then maybe you just pick yourself up and start again, like we all sometimes have to. It’s a bit of a stretch to make this a book on making mistakes and starting over, but whether you stretch or not, it’s simply delightful.
Hello, Door by Alistair Heim and Alisa Coburn