May 11, 2011


Once in awhile you witness something in nature that truly touches your heart and changes you forever.
Valarie did. 
And she has written a book about her experience. An experience with a family of foxes in her front yard. An experience that she can now share with the world. . . 

The Fox Diaries by Valerie Budayr 
From her discovery of the mother fox in her front yard, to the kits being born and raised, this book is filled to the brim with glorious photos, information and humor. It is delightful.

Perhaps her fox journey will stir your heart as well.

The book has already become an enjoyable learning experience in my Earth School and has encouraged the children to share their own personal experiences .

In celebration of her book launch, Valarie is giving away a hardbound copy of The Fox Diaries here on Child in Harmony. 

Please leave a comment to be entered to win. 

You may also purchase the book here.
For a 15% discount, please type in the word FOXES in the coupon code box.
The discount is available until May 27th

Valarie is an inspiration to me and I am so happy to be part of her blog tour. Be sure to visit Valarie's blogs here and here.

  happy day!

***The winner is ***
Debi from Go Explore Nature!  Congratulations!


Debi said...

This sounds magical - would love to share it with my two boys.

michelle and murph said...

How cool!! In my last house we had a family (foxes)down the street that came out each feeding to eat horse grain with the horses. They sat patiently (a foot away) until the horses finished. I will order the book. thanks for sharing

W-S Wanderings said...

Oh, those photos look divine! What an experience that must have been. I'll have to follow the links.

Druh said...

A few months ago our dog pulled his leash out of my son's hand and took off into the woods. The two of us, plus a neighbor, went looking. I heard a "Yip, yip!" and the noise of two animals crashing through the woods. Just then I came upon my dog, and a fox, facing each other three feet apart, with my dog in a play bow. They had been having fun!

eidolons said...

How cool is that?! I am so going to have to find a copy of that book. (:

sarah in the woods said...

This looks like a wonderful book I know my kids would enjoy.

Fundip said...

We have a fox on our property. I would love to share this book with my daughter!

Christine said...

This looks like a lovely book. I would like to win it. Please enter me. My son would love and probably begin searching for his own fox family. :)

Phyllis said...

That sounds like something my boys would like!

Annie said...

Sounds great! I get so excited when we see wild animals in our very own yard :)

JillW said...

We have a family with 4 kits living across the road and it has been amazing for a city kid like me to catch glimpses of them!

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos of the foxes. Looks like an interesting book. I'll check and see if my library has a copy.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh honey, did you ever twang my heart strings with this post. Jeff and I have had so many wonderful encounters with fox, including one who always slept outside his office window (on our island). One used to go for walks with us late at night, and we once witnessed mama and babies dancing and leaping stiff legged under a full moon.

Thanks for this posting dear friend.


Mary Preston said...

Wonderful pictures. They truly do tell a story.

Kit said...

What a wonderful experience! And the book sounds lovely. Kit