The Rooster and the Fox (Single Titles)

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9780761318460: The Rooster and the Fox (Single Titles)

A proud rooster is tricked by a sly fox. An adaption of the "Nun's Priest Tale", from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, as told and illustrated by Helen Ward.

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Kindergarten-Grade 4-Ward uses Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Nun's Priest's Tale" as the basis for this splendid picture book. The haughty rooster Chanticleer allows his vanity to interfere with caution and he is captured and carried off to the forest by a cunning fox. Chanticleer, however, marshals his wits and, by playing upon that same vice of vanity in the fox, manages to secure his escape. Ward's retelling is delightful, capturing the characters and their situations in graceful, economic prose. The text is highly readable with a clear, well-spaced font always on a crisp white background. The realistic paintings feature a bevy of barnyard denizens, all of which are carefully catalogued by the illustrator in notes at the back of the book. The paintings are so lifelike that readers almost expect to be able to feel feather, fur, or down. Ward changes perspective frequently, so that children may be looking straight at a scene on one page, then viewing the same scene from above on the next. The technique is very effective. A first purchase for most collections.
Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist:

K-Gr. 3. Graceful language, impressive watercolor artwork, and high-quality paper and printing characterize this elegant prose adaptation of a story from Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale. Proud rooster Chanticleer allows himself to be charmed by the cunning Mr. Fox, resulting in his capture and near demise. The barnyard animals all give chase but stop when they arrive at the murky woods, afraid to go any further. Luckily Chanticleer concocts his own flattery, just in time (literally) to save his own neck. Ward makes good use of perspective as she visualizes the story (many of the spreads look down from above as the action takes place), and her full-color illustrations teem with handsomely rendered examples of rare livestock breeds. An extensive author's note at the end of the story identifies each animal and offers additional information; an afterword clarifies the tale's probable origins. A fine choice for storytellers or picture-book sharing. Kay Weisman
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