'What Does the Fox Say?' is going to be a children's book
November 12th, 2013
02:07 PM ET

'What Does the Fox Say?' is going to be a children's book

We didn't initially think of Ylvis' viral hit "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" as family-friendly, but a new book based on the song will be especially for kids.

Simon & Schuster is publishing a children's book in December that the Young Readers imprint promises will be "packed full of foxy fun."

Illustrated by Svein Nyhus, the picture book will pair images to go with the lyrics composed by the duo behind the silly single, brothers Bård Ylvisåker and Vegard Ylvisåker.

The Norwegian group is known for its comedy work, and have been performing as a variety group in Norway since the early 2000s. Thanks to the success of "The Fox" outside of their home country - the video has more than 200 million views on YouTube, as Simon & Schuster note - the popular tune is now being translated for the 4-8-year-old set.


Come December, parents can look forward to reading aloud 32 pages filled with phrases like "dog goes woof" and "cat goes meow" in an effort to answer that eternal question, "But what does the fox say?"

Filed under: Books • Celebrities • Music

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  1. 666

    are u kidding me!!!!!!!!!?????

    November 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Parking Lot Perv


    November 18, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Willie Wonka

    What does my butt say? Pooop poooop
    pooooop poooooop

    November 18, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mencia

    The turkey say, "gobble gobble mutha fkr"

    November 15, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. citizenUSA

    What does the fox say? "Don't include me in your idiotic song". "Find out what a turtle says".

    November 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. citizenUSA

    Wow. They'll really have to re-work this. I don't see anything beneficial for my kids. I wanted to stick my head in a grinder when I heard this "song". Hey, in Norway, apparently you're either eating fish or writing stupid songs.

    November 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. M.A.P.

    eh, that video pizz me off.

    November 14, 2013 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. My ding-a-ling

    just spouted while I was looking at noodies on the hun

    November 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. alucarD

    I thought this was g@ys with lightsabers but its just g@ys...

    November 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hot Carl

    Alex Trebek: "What does a dog say? Sean Connery."
    Sean Connery: "Moo!"
    Alex Trebek: "No, I'm sorry, that's not what a dog says."
    Sean Connery: "Well, it's what your mother said last night! Ha ha ha ha ha...."

    November 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. What does the fart say?

    Fffpppptt fppppttt fplplplfffff ffffffftttt
    Fffpppptt fppppttt fplplplfffff ffffffftttt
    Fffpppptt fppppttt fplplplfffff ffffffftttt
    What the fart say!

    November 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Interesting

    A lot of one-sided conversations on this thread, now that all the hacker-victim troll's comments are gone. It was fun while it lasted.

    November 12, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. the fox sez....

    Bite me, palintwit

    November 12, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. T.

    You do not have to watch your p's and q's with me...but i do not know you and this fighting is ridiculous. We will be friends...we might be different but i don't care... we are going too be friends there are some minor interests i think... but we do not know if we do not speak.

    November 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Fox better not say 'hobo BJ'

    Or whiny, bossy Blog Hog will get p!ssed.

    November 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sorry, Troll Buster

    I kind of made a mess in here today, fking with the hacker victim troll. I'll help you clean up later. My bad.

    November 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Yes


    November 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Julio

    These two norse goofballs won the lottery. They're comedians with a talk show, and this one-hit wonder – they really made no album...this is it – was an advertisement to tune into their show. Lucky strike. The only thing more irritating than this jingle is palintwit.

    November 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. palintwit

    What does the palintwit say?
    Bristoooooool, Pleeeeeeeeeease! Sit on my face and flatten my head!

    November 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. I know what it says

    Hacking hacking hacking hoe
    Hacking hacking hacking hoe
    Hacking hacking hacking hoe
    Daz what da troll say

    November 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |

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