Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke

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Four young foxes, Floyd, Fred, Frank and Flo, set off to filch fowl in the barnyard. The fowl are forewarned, however, and the foxes fail miserably. It is fortuitous that their fifth brother, Fosdyke, a vegetarian, decides to fix up an herbivorous feast for them instead--reminding the failed foxes that "A fox is a fox whatever the food!" Learning about alliteration has never been so much fun. Full color.

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Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole work at the Langley School in McLean, Virginia, where Pamela is the librarian and Henry teaches science. This is Pamela Duncan Edward's first children's book. Henry Cole's first book for children was Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats, by Ann Earle. This talented author illustrator team is sure to win many fans with their fetching combination of foxy text and fabulous full-color illustrations.

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A fox who flambees and fillets? Unfeasible? Not according to this alliterative tale, which introduces chef Fosdyke and his four siblings: Frank, Floyd, Freddy and Flo. When the quintet's mother scurries off for a five-day trip to Florida, all the young foxes but Fosdyke decide to "filch fowl from the farmyard" for food. But on repeated raids of the henhouse (conducted on February 4 at the F-filled times of 4:15, 4:45 and 5:15 a.m.), they come up empty-pawed. Fortunately, an apron-clad Fosdyke has prepared a feast of fries, fungi, fish and figs, which his siblings warm to after their final failure at fetching fowl. ("What fascinating flavors," they cry.) Cole's (illustrator of Some Small Slugs, also by Edwards) ink and pastel illustrations of masked foxes, egg-throwing chickens and bandaged tails add a healthy dose of energetic humor to the tongue-twister text. The book also offers a challenge?"How many objects beginning with the letter 'F' can you find in this book?"?for those who feel finding F's is fantastically fun. Ages 4-9.
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