Fiercely and Friends: The Sneaky Snow Fox

Fiercely and Friends: The Sneaky Snow Fox

by Patricia Reilly Giff, Diane Palmisciano
     
 

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The endearing new chapter book series by two-time Newbery Honor Book author Patricia Reilly Giff.

There's a blizzard outside and Jilli is curled up with a good book. As she reads about the Sneaky Arctic Snow Fox to her dog, Fiercely, the winds begin to howl.
Fiercely is scared, too.
Soon, Jilli sees two pointy ears and a fat tail moving through the snow

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The endearing new chapter book series by two-time Newbery Honor Book author Patricia Reilly Giff.

There's a blizzard outside and Jilli is curled up with a good book. As she reads about the Sneaky Arctic Snow Fox to her dog, Fiercely, the winds begin to howl.
Fiercely is scared, too.
Soon, Jilli sees two pointy ears and a fat tail moving through the snow drifts outside the window.
Now she knows! It's that sneaky fox from the Arctic who has come to get her and Fiercely!
Suddenly Fiercely escapes out the door, and Jilli and her friend Jim run after him. They must save Fiercely from being eaten! Will they make it in time?
Two-time Newbery Honor book author Patricia Reilly Giff has created a charming story filled with "shivery" fun and delicious surprises. Diane Palmisciano's hilarious illustrations of Jilli scaring herself about the fox are reminiscent of sketches by the Marx Brothers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for FIERCELY & FRIENDS: THE BIG SOMETHING:
"The colorful, oil-pastel illustrations make the most of the story's drama and help create its upbeat atmosphere. A warm, childlike start to the Fiercely and Friends series for beginning readers." -- BOOKLIST

"False assumptions underlie the comedy of this buoyant launch to Fiercely and Friends…an early chapter book series that's right on target for recent picture-book graduates." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Praise for FIERCELY & FRIENDS: THE SNEAKY SNOW FOX
"Bright pictures add a jaunty air that will entice new readers." -- BOOKLIST

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
On a winter afternoon, Jill reads a scary book about a fox to her dog Friendly. The fox character frightens them both. Soon they stop reading and look out the window. A blizzard has blown in painting the world white. Jill and Friendly decide to ski down to her friends’ book store and help shovel them out, but Jill has no skis. Suddenly a banging at the door brings her friend Jim who has two skis and is ready to share one with Jill. However, Jill is scared of a creature she saw out the window that may be a snow fox. Unfortunately, Friendly dashes out the door and after some thought Jill and Jim decide to head into the whiteness to save him. What happens next is all fun and delight as the friends spy Friendly following a “snow fox”. This book, by an award-winning author, offers a delightful tale with likeable characters and quick-paced action. The plot fits the first and second grade level for which it is intended and the four short chapters are just right for emerging readers. The book is level 2 which consists of introducing readers to new vocabulary and longer sentences with easy to comprehend text. Whimsical illustrations add to the story because due to the deep snow the “fox” is not allowed to be completely seen until almost the end. This book is one of the “Fiercely and Friends” series and young readers will enjoy many more with the same characters. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury; Ages 5 to 7.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545244619
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Series:
Fiercely and Friends Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
777,216
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


Patricia Reilly Giff is a two-time Newbery Honor Book author and has written more than sixty books for young readers, including her bestselling Polk Street School series. Her perfect pitch for writing stories that kids love comes from her twenty years as a schoolteacher and reading specialist. She lives in Trumbull, Connecticut, with her husband.

Diane Palmisciano is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated over fifty popular books for children. She lives in North Scituate, Rhode Island, where she takes long walks with her dog through the woods and at the beach.

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