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Fox On The Job (Easy To Read Level 3)

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  128 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Level Three

When Fox breaks his bike, his mom tells him to get a job to pay for a new one. He tries working at a shoe store (too much!), an amusement park (too scary!), and even tries delivering pizzas (too fast!). Then he finds a job that's just his speed - bed testing in a store window! Zzzzzzz!
Paperback, 48 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Penguin Young Readers (first published April 30th 1988)
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Kristin Carney
Oct 23, 2014 Kristin Carney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: easy-read
I thought this book was a good children’s book. I loved how this book had good humor to the point a child would understand and enjoy. This book shows responsibility with having a job and working for what you own. Towards the end of the book the Fox told the owner of the furniture store that he thought the best way to sell the mattress was if he was fast asleep on it to show how comfortable it is. I felt that the color and the illustrations really brought the book to life. It also supported the s ...more
Kristin Carney
May 06, 2014 Kristin Carney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: easy-read
I thought this book was a good children’s book. I loved how this book had good humor to the point a child would understand and enjoy. This book shows responsibility with having a job and working for what you own. Towards the end of the book the Fox told the owner of the furniture store that he thought the best way to sell the mattress was if he was fast asleep on it to show how comfortable it is. I felt that the color and the illustrations really brought the book to life. It also supported the s ...more
Megan Compton
Mar 26, 2015 Megan Compton rated it liked it
Shelves: easy-to-read
If I were a beginning reader, I believe I would have enjoyed Marshall's story, Fox on the Job, along with the illustrations. It's humorous, easy to follow, and teaches a variety of lessons. When Fox, the main character in this story, breaks his bike, his mom tells him he needs to get a job to pay for a new one. He tries working at a shoe store, an amusement park, a pizza restaurant... Then he finds a job he loves: testing beds! A must read for young readers or to teach responsibility and possibl ...more
Tyler
Mar 07, 2013 Tyler rated it it was amazing
Fox on the Job by James Marshall is a good children's book. Its got humor that a child would enjoy. Its about Fox who wrecks his bike showing off in front of some girls. He wants a new bike and asks his mom and sister for money but they both said no. His mom told him to get a job. Fox goes in search of a job.First Fox gets a job at a shoe store but gets fired because he told a lady she had big feet. Next Fox gets a job at a Haunted House selling tickets. He quits because he felt that that kind o ...more
Jazmine Shoup
Apr 15, 2012 Jazmine Shoup rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: easy-reader
Fox on the Job by James Marshall is a children’s easy to read grade 3 picture book. The book is simple yet creative, and separates the book by chapters in order to increase the difficulty and break up of the book. The main plot of this short children’s book follows the day of young fox that must come up with a significant amount of money to pay for his broken bike. His mother informs him that he must obtain a job in order to pay for the bike that he broke. So, fox set off into town to find a job ...more
Ruth Lyons
Feb 26, 2012 Ruth Lyons rated it liked it
Shelves: easy-to-read
This about how fox wrecked his bike and tried to find a job. He tries to work at a shoe store, amusment park, and pizza parlor but something always happens that cause him to be fired. He finally finds a job at a furniture store as a model who slepted in one of the beds. He finally found a job he could handle, sleeping in a bed.
This book would be good for first or second graders who can read on their own. It is a intersesting story that has many short chapters or episodes that would make it easy
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Joan
Nov 09, 2014 Joan rated it really liked it
While not noted as such, I use this book as a Hi-Lo reader (as I can with many of James Marshall's stories). While the language is simple, the characters, decisions, problems, and feelings in the story are not. And Fox can be quite a character!

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Lucy Meadors
Fox on the Job, written by James Marshall, is a great easy to read chapter book for a third grader. The book follows a young fox for the day as he tries to come up with a lot of money for his broken bike. He tries working at a shoe store, pizza shop, and haunted house, but those jobs didn't go over well. Finally, he finds the job of lying in a furniture store window, and that job works a lot better for him. This book is very easy to read yet the plot contains a lot of character development. The ...more
Gagan
Apr 25, 2015 Gagan added it
it was great
Malika J.
My first Fox book that I ever read! Fox learns about responsibility of having a job. The Fox series definitely kicked started my love for James Marshall at an early age. My only concern with James Marshall is that I can never figure out how old the characters are supposed to be. They go to school and do a lot of elementary type activities, but then in some books the characters can drive and have jobs. Perfect for talking about responsibility and hard work.
Courtney
Simple plot, simple sentences, great graphics. This is a good beginning reader for 1st and 2nd grade readers. I like that the story also has a message about responsiblity. It is basically a new fable.
kate
Feb 23, 2013 kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
A great easy-reader for Kindergartners. I loved the illustrations and the many trials and troubles Fox got into.
Jan
Aug 30, 2008 Jan rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jan by: Teresa Nathanson
Shelves: children-s
Katie learned to read by first memorizing this book! It holds very special memories for me.
Chelsi
Jun 01, 2011 Chelsi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Children, parents
Recommended to Chelsi by: kids
Shelves: kids
My students love the Fox series! They're a great laugh, even for me :) Fox is so adorable!
Camilla
Feb 15, 2012 Camilla rated it did not like it
Shelves: kid-lit, 2012-books
I think I read this as a kid. I probably liked it back then, but now I found it really tedious..
Nicole
Feb 01, 2013 Nicole rated it really liked it
Short chapters great introduction to chapter books.
Level 2.2
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Brent
May 26, 2012 Brent rated it liked it
Great easy reader that our child loves to share.
Andd Becker
Dec 03, 2012 Andd Becker rated it liked it
The book has five short sections.
Travis
Mar 09, 2013 Travis rated it really liked it
This is pretty good!
ABC
Feb 04, 2012 ABC rated it really liked it
Shelves: younger-kids
This was kind of funny.
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James Edward Marshall (October 10, 1942 – October 13, 1992), who also wrote as Edward Marshall, was a children's author and illustrator.

His father worked on the railroad, was a band member in the 1930s, and his mother sang in the local church choir. His family later moved to Beaumont, Texas. Marshall said: "Beaumont is deep south and swampy and I hated it. I knew I would die if I stayed there so I
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