Fox and the Box

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Sometimes young ones who are just learning to read are looking for a book with a big story. They want to read a "real" book. Using pairs of simple rhyming words, this early reader picture book tells the story of a determined fox who wants to go sailing. He has a box and he is about to set out on a grand adventure.

This one has all the right stuff to make it a favorite. Illustrations supply oceans of context clues that create excitement and suspense...and a great read for one just getting the hang of it.

40 pages 978-0062842879 Ages 4-8

Keywords:  early reader, determination, animals, sailing, adventure, ocean, rhyme, helping others, 4 year olds, 5 year olds, 6 year olds, 7 year olds, fox, ship

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

************** What can a fox do with a box? Have a grand adventure!

In this debut picture book, author-illustrator Yvonne Ivinson invites readers on an imagination- and vocabulary-fueled journey. With colorful, engaging paintings; a lively, limited word count; an adorable fox; and a story with a surprise ending, this book is a great choice for emerging readers.

What can one little fox do with only a box? Perhaps make it a ship, and go on a trip? A boat that floats across the sea, with a tail as a sail and endless possibilities?

Author-illustrator Yvonne Ivinson’s debut picture book is a celebration of imagination, creativity, and language arts, starring a memorable main character. With a brief, engaging text, humorous illustrations, and a surprise ending, this is a perfect book for emerging readers and for sharing together.

Fans of What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig, by Emma Virján, and Egg, by Kevin Henkes, will love this delightful read-aloud.--from the publisher

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