Why We Love It
Fox just wants to hang out with the gang and skateboard all day, but he is burdened by responsibilities at home and school. Whether babysitting his annoying younger sister or attempting to purchase all of the items on his mother’s endless shopping list, young readers will enjoy Fox’s shenanigans. Simple language matches the humorous illustrations and help readers figure out new words. This is the first in the Fox series written and illustrated by James (pseudonym Edward) Marshall.
- Fox has a number of responsibilities at home. Do you have any jobs? Which is your favorite? Which is your least favorite? (making text-to-self connections)
- Fox’s mother gives him a very long shopping list. Write your own shopping list choosing food items that all begin with the first letter of your first name. How many items can be on your endless list?
- Fox enjoys riding a skateboard. Draw a skateboard on an empty cereal box or piece of cardboard. Think about how you want the skateboard to look. Will it be silly, funny or super-cool? Decorate the skateboard using markers, crayons, pencils or paint.
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