Always and Forever
Alan Durant (2004), Harcourt
Otter, Mole, Fox, and Hare live together in a house in the woods. They work together to keep the house clean and are very happy. Then Fox becomes very sick, goes into the woods, and passes away. His family finds him under a tree and buries him in his favorite place. Remembering Fox makes their hearts ache and Mole, Hare, and Otter are very sad for a long time. Their friend, Squirrel, comes to visit and reminds the family of funny things about Fox. The family begins to heal and remember Fox in a positive way.