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Vincent the Vixen: A Story to Help Children Learn about Gender Identity

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'Beautifully illustrated and a simple introduction to the complex topic of gender, gender identity and gender expression.' - Fox Fisher, film-maker, artist, and trans campaigner


Vincent is a fox who loves to play dress-up with their brothers and sisters, but when they always choose to dress up as female characters, Vincent's siblings begin to wonder why. Vincent knows they
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 21st 2018 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Donna Maguire
This book has a really good concept but I think that the execution let it down slightly- it seems to get a bit jumbled in the middle but it was corrected before the end - the story is easy to follow and I like the sympathetic way such a touch subject was dealt with and it is an excellent way to explain gender identity to children too. The images could have been a bit tidier and better done for me to give it anything higher - 3 stars from me for this one.
RaiseThemRighteous
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Written by Alice Reeves and illustrated by Phoebe Kirk, Vincent the Vixen is a children’s picture book full of welcome surprises. The story, about a transgender girl-fox, encourages conversations about acceptance, self-awareness, and gender identity.

It begins with several foxes playing together. The foxes, identified as siblings, are seen without any identifying gender markers, such as clothes. They’re shown playing hide-and-seek, swimming, and annoying a
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Sarah
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Vincent the Vixen is a delightful picture book for younger readers to help begin to understand concepts of gender, identity and what steps can be taken and questions that might be asked when someone's assigned gender at birth doesn't match up with their experience.
Aimed at 4 to 8-year-olds, this book is fantastic both for reading as a group and facilitating discussion and learning, but also for independent consumption and contemplation.
Alice Reeves' narrative transcends binary understandings o
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Ryan
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great start in explaining trans gendered to children, whither the feelings are theirs, or someone in their social group. It’s extremely simpleized, which I think is great for the age it’s geared towards. I do think there needs to be some explanation of what a “Vixen”. Vincent talks about his brothers and sisters, but they are always described as a fox. But the ending line is “Vincent grew up and lived happily as Vincent the Vixen” with no explanation of why that is important. The illus ...more
Nicole
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a great start in explaining trans gendered to children, whither the feelings are theirs, or someone in their social group. It’s extremely simpleized, which I think is great for the age it’s geared towards. I do think there needs to be some explanation of what a “Vixen”. Vincent talks about his brothers and sisters, but they are always described as a fox. But the ending line is “Vincent grew up and lived happily as Vincent the Vixen” with no explanation of why that is important. The illus ...more
RedRobinXXX
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I am reviewing this book for Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Netgallery who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review.
There are not enough books out there addressing LGBT so I welcomed this one. In fact, I think this might be the first children’s book on the topic I have seen.
Vincent the fox loves playing dress up with his brothers and sisters but tends to always go for the female characters. When his siblings ask him why, he’s no sure and goes off for a think. The next day he is still
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Annie McDonnell
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A gentle introduction to gender identity and expression, which is a perfect read for any family with young children that are in need of a opening the discussion of LGBT and gender identity and not quite sure how to do so. The story is a friendly, and easy introduction to the conversation. The illustrations are really neat. This is also a great book for group reads. I highly recommend this book for this day and age.
Ruth Frampton
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
a short, illustrated book with supporting (teachers/parents) questions. This subject matter may not be seen by all as appropriate for the apparent target age of this book, however, having such a resource to turn to in order to support an individual questioning their gender at a young age is an invaluable resource. Sensitively approached, from a "safe" point of view of a family the main character is encouraged and supported throughout.
Definitely a book to have in all school and alongside medical
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Krystal
This book demonstrated exactly why I have reservations about those without lived experience authoring books about that marginalised reality as the wording in this publication alludes to biological essentialism, which only reinforces cisnormativity with all its prejudices!
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I am reviewing this book for Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Netgallery who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review.
There are not enough books out there addressing LGBT so I welcomed this one. In fact, I think this might be the first children’s book on the topic I have seen.
Vincent the fox loves playing dress up with his brothers and sisters but tends to always go for the female characters. When his siblings ask him why, he’s no sure and goes off for a think. The next day he is still
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Emily
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
“Vincent the Vixen” is a good tool for explaining gender identity to children.
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Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a story about a little boy fox named Vincent that enjoys playing with his brothers and sisters. One of his favorite things to do is go to Betty Badger's house to play dress up. He likes putting on the pretty dresses and pretending he is a Queen or a Witch. His brothers and sisters ask Vincent why he always dresses up like girl characters. This prompts Vincent to really think about who he wants to be. While he is initially embarrassed, he discovers that he is truly happier as a girl fox. ...more
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