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Little Fox and the Wild Imagination

Little Fox and the Wild Imagination

Jorma Taccone; illustrated by Dan Santat

Roaring Brook Press


This is a collaboration beyond your wildest imagination! Jorma Taccone, from the hit comedy trio The Lonely Island, has paired up with New York Times–bestselling, Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Dan Santat to create a picture book about time, space, and giant-robot-squids.


This is a tale of great caution, terror, and destruction . . .

of bath time, and bedtime, and the battle in between.

This is the story of Little Fox and one VERY BIG imagination.

Everyone from Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Seth Meyers to music legend Weird Al Yankovic and Tony award-winning playwright Tony Kushner loves Little Fox and the Wild Imagination. Can you imagine that?

Praise for Little Fox and the Wild Imagination

“A beautiful story about our imagination and how it can change our mood, our minds, and our lives. It's good book for any little person who has a lot on their mind.” —Amy Poehler, author of Yes, Please!

“A tremendously fun book from one of the warmest, most creative fathers I know.” —Seth Meyers

“This adorable story of father-and-son bonding is as sweet as it is funny.” —Al "Weird Al" Yankovic

Little Fox and the Wild Imagination is a loving look at the power of imagination and what happens when we lead our kids with love.” —Maya Rudolph

Little Fox and the Wild Imagination had me at 'Pfffffft!' It's a gorgeous, epic adventure that's fueled by shared imagining born out of love. It has obstacles and struggles, as an epic must. It's exciting, seriously good-hearted, and very funny—words and pictures both. And maybe best of all (spoiler alert) its penultimate scene features 5,000 books!” —Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America

“Santat continues to be a master at balance and composition . . . Parents looking to cheer a moody kid up will find inspiration and a word of caution here.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Reviews from Goodreads

Jorma Taccone; illustrated by Dan Santat

Jorma Taccone is a comedian, director, and writer. He is one-third of the comedy group The Lonely Island with Akiva Schaffer and Andy Samberg. Jorma has an Emmy, multiple Writers Guild Awards, and a Peabody, which he does not think he deserves. Born in Berkeley, California, he now lives in New York City with his wife, Marielle, and their son, Wylie. Little Fox and the Wild Imagination is his first picture book.

Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal–winning and New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, the fairy-tale sequel After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again), and the road trip/time travel adventure Are We There Yet? His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.

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Dan Santat

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