Have you ever been told that you’re “too smart for your own good”? Aaron the fox fits that description perfectly. He’s a clever little fellow, especially adept at getting what he wants with the minimum of effort, no matter how hard his elders try to teach him. His teacher, the wise Master Fox, possesses many magical objects that can do incredible things – things Aaron really wants – but at a price.
In this multi-part tale reminiscent of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, we watch Aaron get his hands on all sorts of powerful devices, like the Magic Menu Pencil and the Heart’s Desire Hat, then learn all too late what happens when one lets one’s desires extend beyond the reach of self-control. Whether or not he’ll learn from his mistakes isn’t the question, however; the question is, how will the rest of the village stand him?!
Wang Mei-Hui’s delightful story, brought into living color by the illustration prodigy Chen Pin-Rui, excites and entertains as it spins a parable about self-control and forbearance.