Red Foxes

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Hunting at night, red foxes listen and sniff for prey. These hunters are adapted to life in the dark. Learn more about these clever nocturnal animals in Red Foxes.

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Hunting at night, red foxes listen and sniff for prey. These hunters are adapted to life in the dark. Learn more about these clever nocturnal animals in Red Foxes.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—These introductions present mammals that are generally active at night, with short comments on their habitats, feeding habits, defenses, birth and growth of young, and average lifespan for creatures that successfully "stay safe." The full-page color photos are almost all extreme close-ups, and are taken in natural settings. Simplified range maps add to the informational content.
Children's Literature - Cheryl Williams Chang
A red fox is a nocturnal animal that can be found in parts of North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Nocturnal animals are awake at night when most animals are sleeping. Red foxes make their homes, also called dens, inside trees and in holes found in hillsides. Foxes come in a variety of colors including reddish brown, silver, and black. These fuzzy animals can weigh up to thirty pounds. When sleeping, foxes wrap their fluffy tails around their faces as a way to stay warm. Mother foxes give birth to baby foxes, called kits. A kit is born with gray fur, but the fur usually changes color within the first month. In the wild, a fox can live up to four years. This nonfiction easy reader is the sixth book in a series entitled "Nocturnal Animals." The book is geared for kindergarten and first grade readers. Children will enjoy looking at the colorful, crisp photographs found on each page. The book is written using age appropriate text and simple sentences. This book includes a table of contents, an index, a glossary, and a reference page. An elementary school library is a good place for this book as well as an elementary science or social studies classroom. Reviewer: Cheryl Williams Chang
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429661959
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Nocturnal Animals Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 663,461
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


J. Angelique Johnson grew up in the foothills of Colorado. She earned a degree in English from the University of Minnesota, Mankato, and has been writing nonfiction for children since 2009. Her books range from mythology to step-by-step tips on how to find the right pet, which she has two of (one dog, and one cat who likes to terrorize the dog). She now lives in south central Minnesota with her husband and two children (who terrorize one another).

Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.

Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.

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Table of Contents

Clever Hunters 4

Up Close! 8

Finding Food 12

Growing Up 16

Staying Safe 20

Glossary 22

Read More 23

Internet Sites 23

Index 24

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