Famed for his deep voice on BBC Radio 4’s Shipping Forecast, broadcaster Zeb Soanes is now launching his second children’s book based on the adventures of a Canonbury fox.
James Mayhew and Zeb Soanes exchange thoughts about their award-winning partnership on Gaspard the Fox
The Mammal Society, the only charity dedicated to the conservation of all Britain’s mammal species, announced today that its first official patron is the broadcaster and children’s author, Zeb Soanes.
THE MAMMAL SOCIETY
A thoughtful interview with Zeb Soanes about the process of writing and illustrating Gaspard the Fox by Ian Eagleton.
THE READING REALM
We’re over-the-moon to be among the titles receiving the 2019 Oxfordshire Book Awards, as voted for by nearly 4000 schoolchildren.
OXFORDSHIRE BOOK AWARDS
A wonderfully warm review for Gaspard the Fox from book blogger Nicola Smith
Zeb Soanes on his brush with ‘London’s Handsomest Fox’
Shortlisted alongside campaigns from Amazon, HarperCollins, Penguin and Bonnier and described by the judges as ‘smart and emotive’, we are delighted to hear that our Gaspard the Fox digital marketing campaign has been shortlisted for The FutureBook Campaign of the Year 2018.
‘This ia another absolute favourite from this year’s festival, successfully combining traditional storytelling with a window on the real world.’
A preview for our event at the 2018 Bath Children’s Literature Festival.
THE BATH AND WILTSHIRE PARENT MAGAZINE
Zeb talks to the BBC's Johnny L'Anson about his 'friendship' with the real fox that has inspired his children's book Gaspard the Fox.
BBC LOCAL RADIO
A BBC newsreader has formed an unlikely friendship with a fox that inspired him to write a children's book.
‘I won't tell you how the book ends but it's all you would wish for.’ Adele Gèras reviews Gaspard the Fox.
AWFULLY BIG REVIEWS
TV Legend Basil Brush and Gaspard have been chatting on Twitter. Gaspard says his mother would have been so proud!
Fi and Jane are joined by Radio 4 newsreader Zeb Soanes. Fi and Jane are dismayed by Zeb’s attempt to rehabilitate the urban fox with his children’s book, Gaspard the Fox, but are somewhat won over by adorable photos of the fox that inspired the book. Plus Zeb’s uncanny impressions of other well-known voices.
BBC RADIO 4 PODCAST
Speaking at Hay with the illustrator James Mayhew on the origins of the book, which tells the story of a bushy-tailed youngster who lives beside the Regent’s Canal in the Angel, Zeb Soanes explained how his loveable creature was based on a real urban fox.
CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL
Tales of fox friendship enchanted about 200 children during a special visit.
Zeb & James Mayhew talk to Steve about their first children's book together Gaspard the Fox.
BBC RADIO 2
Zeb and James discuss Gaspard the Fox and why boys give up reading on Radio 4’s Sunday morning programme.
BBC RADIO 4
There must be a film in it – about an injured fox and the BBC newsreader who becomes her friend and writes a children’s book. Go for it, Richard Curtis!
EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES
Gaspard the Fox is one of the May titles selected by The Bookseller.
BBC newsreader pens children’s book set in Islington after befriending a neighbourhood fox
A wonderfully warm-hearted animal adventure based on Zeb Soanes observation of a local urban fox perfectly captured in James Mayhew’s illustrations.
When BBC newsreader Zeb Soanes met his new friend, Gaspard, little did he know that the nocturnal visitor would become a Twitter star and the inspiration for a new book
CANAL BOAT MAGAZINE
'Lavish with words, Gaspard the Fox is a lovely story with gorgeous illustrations which is a joy to share.’
Best-selling illustrator, James Mayhew documents the Angel Canal Festival in preparation for a new book, Gaspard the Fox based on a real fox that visits local resident, Zeb Soanes
An injured fox that was taken in by a Canonbury resident is set to become the star of a series of children’s books.
This Fox Just Signed A 3-Book Deal. What Did You Do Today?
NEW DELHI TELEVISION
There's a 'handsome' fox in London that the internet is going crazy for.
THE IRISH TIMES