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“Kennedy’s anthropomorphized multi-species cast of characters is as charming and ...
“Kennedy’s anthropomorphized multi-species cast of characters is as charming and expressive as ever, especially when envisioning Miss Fox in black-and-white stripes. Sly clues sprinkled throughout point readers to the big reveal at the end. This lesson on gossip and rumors goes down like a spoonful of sugar.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of this series will enjoy this adventure. . . . It will serve as a good discussion starter.” —School Library Journal
Eileen Spinelli is the author of many books for young readers including Peace Week in Miss Fox’s Class and Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green. Eileen and her husband, author Jerry Spinelli, live in Pennsylvania.
Anne Kennedy has been illustrating children’s books for twenty-seven years. Her favorite subjects to draw are always animals, including her rescued dog, Banjo, and her pinto horse, Frisco. Anne and her husband, Jack, live in Ohio.
Posted December 16, 2012
Ever since Officer Blue Fox came to visit Miss Fox's class, rumors have started! Bear saw Officer Blue Fox stop Miss Fox on her bike; she must have done something wrong! The students start to see Miss Fox around town doing strange things like getting a disguise of a big hat and sunglasses. When they find evidence that she is leaving town they all conclude she is going to jail and needs to escape! Do the children have it right or are they guilty of spreading too much gossip?
Why I liked this book - I love the message of this book and it is a good one to teach. It is so important not to start rumors and not to gossip about people. Gossip is a kind of bullying and I think that maybe some kids don't understand that. I also love the way Mrs. Spinelli tells stories. She has a very important message in this book, but it is mixed with a lot of humor and it is told in a very kid-friendly way. I also like the funny illustrations (especially all the shocked looks on Miss Fox's student's faces! I think teachers could use this book in their classrooms to teach their students about how gossip can be harmful. I think kids 5+ will enjoy like LOVE this book!
**NOTE I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.