Hattie and the Fox

Hattie and the Fox

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by Mem Fox, Patricia Mullins
     
 

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I can see a nose and two eyes in the bushes!" cries Hattie.

But nobody is listening.

"I can see a nose, two eyes, two ears, two legs, and a body in the bushes!" cries Hattie.

But no one is paying a bit of attention.

Not goose. Not pig. Not horse. Not cow.

She tries again and again to warn her friends of danger, but nobody listens to Hattie.

That is, until

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I can see a nose and two eyes in the bushes!" cries Hattie.

But nobody is listening.

"I can see a nose, two eyes, two ears, two legs, and a body in the bushes!" cries Hattie.

But no one is paying a bit of attention.

Not goose. Not pig. Not horse. Not cow.

She tries again and again to warn her friends of danger, but nobody listens to Hattie.

That is, until they all realize that what Hattie is saying is true!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A hen warns her apathetic colleagues of a fox; according to PW , ``Fox builds the suspense in this cumulative tale with precise pacing. Mullins uses tissue-paper collage to create an unusual effect, both fuzzy and comic.'' Ages 4-7. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Mullins' collage style creates large, expressive figures that complement Fox's text, which rely on repetition of key elements to build drama and enhance beginning reading skills. Be prepared for a surprise ending! 1992 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 Hattie the Hen announces that she sees a nose in the bushes, to which her barnyard friends respond: ``Good grief!'' ``Well, well!'' ``Who cares?'' ``So what?'' and ``What next?'' What's next are the eyes, ears, legs, and body of a hungry fox. The fox lunges, Hattie flies, and the goose, pig, sheep, and horse panic. But the cow moos so loudly that the fox is frightened away. Bright, whimsical tissue collage and crayon illustrations add zest to this simple cumulative tale, and reveal more action than is expressed by the text alone. The repetition of the urbane animals' responses creates a rhythm which is energized by the fox' arrival. Hattie and the Fox combines a refreshing visual presentation with a classic form to make a terrific choice for reading aloud to very young children, or for those just beginning to read on their own. Carolyn Noah, Worcester Public Library, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780721784
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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