It’s the snappiest tune of the year, a stunning example of daffy Scandinavian humor, and something that kids won’t stop humming. So now What Does the Fox Say? is a picture books for ages 4-8. It’s written by Ylvis, the comedy duo who made “Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!” a household word, with illos by prize winning Norwegian artist Svein Nyhus, so it looks lovely.. It already came out in Norway but now we can relive the magic in English!
You know, I am obssessed with this song. That part of the video where the fox actually comes out and says “Wa-wa-way-do wub-wid-bid-dum-way-do wa-wa-way-do” always make my heart soar at its majesty. It also makes me think that this song could have been titled “What does Jeff Newelt say?*”
* Inside joke for New York comickers.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.