In his next I Can Read adventure, Fox--the hilarious trickster character featured in Geisel Award winners Fox at Night and Fox the Tiger--learns to solve a problem in an unexpected way.
Fox has a problem: his kite is stuck in a tree! But every clever plan creates even more problems for him - and for all his friends. Can they work together to fix things before it's too late?
Carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and whimsical illustrations, Fox has a Problem is ideal for sharing with your emergent reader. The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey. Other Fox books include Fox at Night, Fox Versus Winter, Fox the Tiger, Fox is Late, Fox and the Jumping Contest, and Fox and the Bike Ride.
PreS-Gr 1--Everyone's favorite fox is back, but this time Fox has a big problem: his kite is stuck in a tree! As the humorous illustrations suggest, this is not an isolated incident. Fortunately, Fox has no shortage of ideas to solve this conundrum. Unfortunately, these would-be solutions only create more problems for Fox and his forest friends, including flooding Bear's cave with leaves and kites and blocking Rabbit from leaving his burrow. With tempers running high, Elephant proposes a resolution that leaves everyone happy and flying kites while enjoying each other's company. The engaging text, which is ideal for new and emerging readers, features common sight words and repetitive phrases. Tabor's signature pencil and watercolor illustrations are as charming as ever, with a cast of appealing characters engaged in comical antics. VERDICT A welcome and valuable addition to any early reader collection, sure to be popular with fans of the series in addition to newcomers.--Olivia GoreckeCopyright 2023 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
"This comical early reader, expressed in understated sentences and simple vocabulary, will charm youngsters; they'll giggle at Fox's outlandish "big ideas" and the havoc they wreak. Onomatopoeic sound words heighten the fun. Caldecott Honoree Tabor's wry illustrations are muted, set against uncluttered backgrounds, allowing kids to focus on the characters and the humorous proceedings. Children will have no problem enjoying this delightfully witty book." — Kirkus Reviews
"Tabor is skilled at letting a controlled vocabulary and tight sentences play it straight while his illustrations bring the comedy. Short statements that lean on sight words and repetition read like wry commentary on Fox's antics, which are made plain in Tabor's colored-pencil and watercolor illustrations. Readers [will] be giggling in anticipation of exactly how badly this is all going to end." — The Horn Book