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Fox on the Job

Fox on the Job

by James Marshall
     
 

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Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read

Overview

Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read series, Puffin Easy-to-Read is divided into reading levels. Level 1 uses sentences with clear and simple words and illustrations that help the reader understand the story line. Level 2 is the springboard for emerging readers: the stories use longer sentences, yet maintain a vocabulary easy enough for the child to feel comfortable on his or her own. Level 3 offers more challenging sentences and longer stories. Grade 2 - Grade 4.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fox encounters numerous snags in his attempts at gainful employment; PW enjoyed the ``zingy and sly'' drawings of this ``fast-paced and funny Easy-to-Read.'' Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 Marshall's Fox is at it again in his sixth bookthis time wrecking his bike while showing off. Reality sets in when Fox' mother refuses to buy him a new one. With the stage set, beginning readers settle in to enjoy Fox' humorous misadventures as he tries to earn money for a new bike. This book is populated with Marshall's typically amusing animal characters. The watercolor illustrations aid readers in understanding Fox' business attemptsselling ``little'' shoes to a kangaroo with enormous feet, being afraid of a dark haunted house where he sells tickets, and delivering mice instead of pizza. What does Fox do best? He makes reading fun and makes money while sleeping! Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, Idaho

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803703506
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/30/1988
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 6.18(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
150L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet 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.

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