Fox likes to do things his own way. Whether he is entering a race, trick-or-treating, or trying to impress his new neighbor, Fox adds his own special touch. His plans may not work out the way he expects them to, but he always has fun.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)|
|Lexile:||120L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
James Marshall was one of the most prolific and successful author/illustrators of children's books. He was best known for his series on the mischievous exploits of Fox, a debonair, lazy showoff; the uproarious adventures of the two Cut-Ups, Spud and Joe; George and Martha; and the misadventures of the Stupidfamily. He divided his time between an apartment in the Chelsea district of New York and his home in Mansfield Hollow Connecticut.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Three stories of an anthropomorphic fox who seems to have everything go wrong as a result of his own less than innocent behavior. Fox just wants to win a race, or impress a pretty girl, or not be bugged by his little sister while trick-or-treating. However, nothing works out the way he wants. Oftentimes, it felt as if Fox was having a cruel joke played on him; it's like a Grim fairy tail method of teaching morals. The book is composed of two short and one longer story, which will help beginning readers' feel they are conquering chapters. The bright watercolor images, usually full of characters, are often quite amusing, bringing the text to life. The image of a hospital waiting room full of costumed animals is sure to bring a laugh. Fox's facials expressions are also a joy. Rather than being a character to look up to, Fox will make children glad they aren't that dumb.
This is an easy to read chapter book. There are 3 chapters in all and in every chapter Fox gets outfoxed. The first chapter is called A Faster Fox. Fox enters a race and thinks he knows how to win. However, he gets out smarted in the end. In the second chapter Fox is out foxed by his sister. He is not happy that he has to take his sister trick or treating with him and his friends. When he thinks that his sister has turned into a real pumpkin, he gets really upset and wishes for his sister back. She had went home and was hiding inside the closet. On the third chapter, Fox is out smarted by his neighbor. He loses his 10 most favorite comic books to her.