Overview

Fox and Crow can agree on two things: their love of cheese and loathing of each other. These cagey animals will do whatever they can to outwit their sworn enemy and claim sole possession of the prized cheese they keep finding. But they are too caught up in their plotting and planning to realize they've picked the wrong house to steal from—since the mother of the house is one fed up Mama Bear who knows exactly how to contend with freeloaders.

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Overview

Fox and Crow can agree on two things: their love of cheese and loathing of each other. These cagey animals will do whatever they can to outwit their sworn enemy and claim sole possession of the prized cheese they keep finding. But they are too caught up in their plotting and planning to realize they've picked the wrong house to steal from—since the mother of the house is one fed up Mama Bear who knows exactly how to contend with freeloaders.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—Children eager to move beyond easy readers and older students requiring simple text in a chapter-book format will find this title a good choice. As in many familiar folktale themes, Fox and Crow are trying to outwit each other. In the first episode, Fox tricks Crow into dropping a chunk of cheese right into his mouth. Crow then uses cheese to lure Fox into a cleverly designed trap. But where does the cheese come from? The third chapter shows both tricksters recognizing their mistakes. "That will teach you not to steal my cheese," says Mama Bear, whose presence in the earlier chapters will be noted by astute observers of Braun's lively, colorful cartoon-style illustrations. With its crisp writing and short sentences, this is a solid addition.—Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449815113
  • Publisher: RH Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Sales rank: 515,371
  • File size: 42 MB
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Meet the Author

MELISSA WILEY is the author of The Martha Years and The Charlotte Years books about Laura Ingalls Wilder's ancestors. She writes about children's books, family, and home education on her blog "Here in the Bonny Glen." 
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