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The Tale Of Tricky Fox

by Jim Aylesworth

Other authors: Barbara Mcclintock (Illustrator)

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Summary: This book is about a Fox who makes a bet with his brother, which is to see if can trick someone into giving him a pig. If it where to happen the brother said, "I'll eat my hat if you can." So the fox grabs bag and goes of and pretends to be a old feeble fox. As he goes from home to home and with every trick the trade is better then the next. Does his brother it his hat? read and see.
Review: funny and colorful book. easy to follow and the context is understandable.
Class: Can use to teach children why its not good to teick people.
Media: watercolor and ink drawings
Grade: intermediate
Genre: fantasy
  little_manb | Apr 10, 2017 |
The fun begins when a Tricky Fox makes a bet with his brother that he can trick a silly human into giving him a pig. "I'll eat my hat, if you can,?" says his brother, and the Tricky Fox sets off to win his bet. It appears that Tricky Fox will get himself a pig that is, until he meets a clever schoolteacher who outsmarts him!
  mbrandel | May 4, 2016 |
Based upon an Anglo-American folktale collected by Clifton Johnson in the nineteenth century, and contained in the collection What They Say in New England and Other American Folklore, this engaging picture-book follows the adventures of a crafty fox, who boasts to his brother that he can trick humans into giving him a pig. Through a series of deceptions, Tricky Fox manages to upgrade from a log to a chicken, but his boastful ways, and a clever school-mistress prove his undoing...

Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock - whose other collaborative projects include The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks And The Three Bears, and The Mitten - deliver another winner in The Tale Of Tricky Fox! With an engaging narrative that just begs to be read aloud, and adorable watercolor, ink and gouache illustrations, fans of this author/illustrator duo will not be disappointed. There's even a recipe for "Tricky Fox's Eat-Your-Hat Cookies" on the back cover! Highly recommended, for fans of fox-folklore, and of McClintock's artwork. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 10, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439095433, Hardcover)

A hilarious tale about a tricky fox who can outsmart any human except a teacher! "Cleverly paced repetition and an unexpected ending make this droll caper a winning choice." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "McClintock's lively line gets the tale's mischief just right.her wily Fox even winks conspiratorially at the reader." - The Horn Book, starred review

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Tricky Fox uses his sack to trick everyone he meets into giving him ever more valuable items.

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