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Fox and Crow Are Not Friends

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Fox and Crow can agree on two things: their love of cheese and loathing of each other. These cagey animals will do whatever they can to outwit their sworn enemy and claim sole possession of the prized cheese they keep finding. But they are too caught up in their plotting and planning to realize they've picked the wrong house to steal from—since the mother of the house is ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2012)
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Anna
Mar 01, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing
Loved this book it is soooooooo cute.
Gail Gauthier
Dec 16, 2012 Gail Gauthier rated it it was amazing
It's not easy to find well-done books for this reading level. I was impressed by this one.

"This clever Step into Reading book uses three tidy chapters to show Fox and Crow interacting in nonfriendly ways. At the same time, the book is a complete story with a climax and surprise reveal. The images don't just illustrate text but really do carry part of the storyline. The reveal makes sense in terms of the illustration. At the end of the story, we suddenly ask ourselves, Ah, yes. Where did the chee
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BrokenTune
Nov 03, 2015 BrokenTune rated it liked it
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This was cute.

Essentially, the story is a re-telling of one of Aesop's fables but it goes a bit further and adds a "sequel" full of devious revenge.
I was surprised to see that a children's book should pick up the theme of revenge or getting even, and to be honest I'm not convinced that the twist at the end offers a satisfactory resolution, but it was cute and the illustrations were rather charming.
MaryannC.Book Fiend
Jun 23, 2014 MaryannC.Book Fiend rated it it was amazing
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Read this to my daughter while we snuggled together in bed this morning, we both loved it!
Maureen Lubitz
Jan 20, 2016 Maureen Lubitz rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on You Have Your Hands Full

Last week, one of my first grade twins came home with two books. Her sweet classmate had noticed that she liked foxes, so he brought two books about foxes from his house for her to borrow.

Fox and Crow Are Not Friends is a level 3 “Step into Reading” book written by Melissa Wiley and illustrated by Sebastien Braun.

This story begins with Aesop’s fable about the fox and the crow, wherein a fox tricks a crow into giving up the cheese in her mouth by pra
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Dolly
Jan 29, 2014 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
Shelves: childrens, canada, 2014
I remember reading this book, but I also remember that I was so tired, that I kept falling asleep. So, I think I read it on autopilot and didn't remember much about it. Our girls think it's hilarious when I read to them as I fall asleep - I do okay for a short time, but then I start jabbering nonsense. Silly me.

Luckily, I had borrowed this ebook from my local library and I was able to quickly reread it in my browser. The story came back to me, but I did not really remember the ending.

The narra
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Alexus Houfek
Nov 05, 2015 Alexus Houfek rated it really liked it
APA Citation: Wiley, M. (2012). Fox and Crow Are Not Friends. New York, New York: Random House.

Summary: This is a story about how a fox and a crow are not friends because they fight over a piece of cheese. The crow got the cheese first, but then the fox asked the crow to dance. When the crow danced, it dropped the cheese and the fox snatched it. The story goes on about different ways they each get the cheese back. Eventually the story goes on with a mama bear catching both of them and locking t
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Ethelen V.
Mar 30, 2014 Ethelen V. rated it really liked it
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Wiley, M., & Braun, S. (2012). Fox and Crow are not friends. New York: Random House.

Fox and Crow are both sneaky and conniving. They are both also hungry. Who will get the cheese? Both characters try to outsmart the other instead of sharing the cheese. Ultimately, they both lose. Read this story to find out what happens.

Because the characters are animals, this story will appeal to young children ages 4-7. For the younger children, it is a great read aloud. For those who are just beginning t
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Maddypictures
What starts out as an Aesop's fable inspired story goes in a different direction, in this beginning reader collection of funny short stories about the enmity between Fox and Crow. Longer sentences, with simple vocabulary and a "chapter" organization make this book perfect for kids who aren't quite ready for chapter books yet. As Fox and Crow squabble over cheese (their favorite snack) readers will be surprised and pleased to see them both get their much deserved comeuppance from Mama Bear.
Rosa Cline
Sep 16, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
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The Author takes the famous story of the fox and the Crow where they weren't friends and the Fox out foxes the crow for her cheese. This story takes the story on farther and the crow tries and 'get back' at crow. BUT in the end it's Mama Bear that teaches both a lesson! Very cute twist on an old story.
Rosa Cline
Sep 16, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
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The Author takes the famous story of the fox and the Crow where they weren't friends and the Fox out foxes the crow for her cheese. This story takes the story on farther and the crow tries and 'get back' at crow. BUT in the end it's Mama Bear that teaches both a lesson! Very cute twist on an old story
Amy C.
Dec 30, 2012 Amy C. rated it really liked it
Classic. Plenty of giggles from my littler girls, and the big girls happily volunteered to read it to the littles (no "Ugh, not that again"). Well done!
Shannon
Mar 20, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
Ahhhh yes, pair up the two tricksteriest of characters from traditional literature and see who comes out on top. Exxxxxcellent.
Margaret Mary
Oct 07, 2012 Margaret Mary rated it it was amazing
This books shows that even stories for young readers can have interesting plots.
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Kim
Feb 13, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple chapters and charming illustrations.

themes: cheese, crows, enemies, foxes, tricks
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Melissa Wiley is the author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens, including The Prairie Thief, Inch and Roly Make a Wish, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, and the Martha and Charlotte Little House books. She lives in San Diego with her husband and their six kids. Melissa blogs about her family’s reading life at Here in the Bonny Glen. She is @melissawiley on Twitter.
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