Cover image for What does the fox say?
Title:
What does the fox say?
Author:
Ylvis (Musical group)
Corporate Author:
Uniform Title:
Hva sier reven?. English.
Edition:
First US edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Based on Ylvis' viral hit, the bothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker have paired their lyrics with playful illustrations, for a fun picture book.
General Note:
"Based on the YouTube sensation"--Cover.

Originally published in Norwegian as: Hva sier reven?

"The fox (what does the fox say?)" lyrics by Bård Ylvisåker, Vegard Ylvisåker, and Christian Løchstøer.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 4-8.
ISBN:
9781481422239
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Do you know what the fox says? Based on the hugely popular YouTube video with more than 200 million views, this picture book is packed full of foxy fun.

Dog goes woof. Cat goes meow. Bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak...
But what does the fox say?

The lyrics of Ylvis's YouTube sensation "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" meet Svein Nyhus's playful illustrations in this irresistibly entertaining read-aloud picture book.


Author Notes

The brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker, better known as Ylvis, have gained a unique position in the Norwegian entertainment industry. They are musically gifted and have worked as comedy artists and talk show hosts in Norway for many years.

The two young men began their career in 2000 with the show Ylvis ­- en kabaret ("Ylvis - A Cabaret"), critics handed out glowing reviews. The same happened when the brothers completed their second performance, Ylvis - en konsert ("Ylvis - A Concert"). They continue to put on concerts.

The song "What Does the Fox Say?" was made for a TV show and was supposed to entertain a few Norwegians for three minutes - and that's all. It garnered over 200 million YouTube views. It was adapted to print and published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers and published in December 2013. It made the New York Times Bestseller list the same month.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

As media tie-ins go, this is a no-brainer. Even without the power of the viral video to back it up, the premise of the book is child friendly, incorporating actual animal calls (Dog goes woof. / Cat goes meow. / Bird goes tweet / and Mouse goes squeak.), as well as a variety of silly noises, which will go down as a treat during storytime (Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow! / Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!) Meanwhile, the concept of the fox's sounds as a mystery to be unlocked provides just enough of a element of plot. The illustrations, however, attempting to capture the frenetic surrealism of the video, might be harder for a child to embrace. Nyhus' digitally rendered pictures fall somewhere between the Fauves and the Cubists, with a fiery red fox who is on one page defined by fluid, emotive expressions and on another by sharp angles. The other animals are similarly depicted, sometimes overwhelmingly so. Whether this book will be able to maintain its appeal beyond the life span of the video remains to be seen, but for now, kids will want to catch that mysterious fox.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2014 Booklist