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Another Fine Mess

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Fox is in a terrible panic! Uncle Ferdinand is coming to stay and Fox must clean his den. Fox sweeps up all his trash and puts it down a hole outside his door. However, as we discover, that hole is another animal's home.

This lively tale follows the path of Fox's rubbish until it comes around full circle. It's a wonderfully humorous reminder that we should look after our en

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Published September 1st 2001 by Turtleback Books (first published 1998)
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Carmen
Jun 07, 2016 Carmen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
This was actually a really interesting book, I ended up liking it a lot.

Fox stayed out late partying and he wakes up hungover to a knock on his door.

What. The book does not say that.

Okay, okay, the book doesn't say that, it just says that Fox "had been out all night" and he's bleary and stumbling. We see that his house is a sty. Socks, empty chip bags, fish bones, chicken bones, egg shells, boxes and buttons litter the floor and furniture.

ANYWAY, the knock is the mail-squirrel delivering a lette
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Katherine
Mar 30, 2011 Katherine rated it really liked it
This is a great book to use for predictions. Students could predict what each character is going to do with their newly found "mess". The book also conveys the message that we shouldn't just throw our trash away anywhere, and sometimes what we consider trash might be a treasure to someone else. This book could be read as a way to show students why people donate items to others (this could relate to your school if they are collecting items for donations- such as gently used coats, etc.).
Hannah Givens
Sep 01, 2014 Hannah Givens rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
The lesson is that when you throw something away, it just ends up in someone else's house. You'd do better to recycle it or give it to someone who wants it. That's not really apparent in the book, though... you'd have to bring it out yourself.
Kayla
Feb 29, 2012 Kayla rated it liked it
Cute, but would've been better if Fox had actually had to deal with his mess, rather than having it carried off by mice in the end.
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Alissa got the message about dumping our trash causing problems for others.
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