Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke
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Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke

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Four famished foxes make fun of their brother Fosdyke, who feels fondly for fried figs, fennel, and French bread. Leaving him behind to fry and flambé, they go foraging for fowl in a forbidden farmyard. Unfortunately, the foxes find the fowl forwarned. Foiled, they return to their den. Will they ever filch a fabulous farmyard feast? Or will they forgo fowl and...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 11th 1997 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published 1995)
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Lexy D
omg I cannot believe i came across this. I don't think I've thought about this book since I was...7? Damn. I LOVED this book. Loved.
This is a great book for phonemic awareness. The alliterations are great, but the book also allows students to look for other items that start with the /f/ sound that are not mentioned in the story.
More than just a fun tongue twister and an introduction to alliteration, Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke is an entertaining story about five fox siblings who are left to their own devices when their mother leaves town. Four of the foxes decide to try their own hand at hunting. But Fosdyke LOVES to cook (especially French food). Silly, well-paced, and great to read out-loud.

Note to all story time-doing folks: Practice reading this one out loud at least once before story time. Trust me; it will h...more
Another bookstore find from our September session. This book is a read aloud feast for show offs like Gavin's mom. Alliteration galore, using dozens of f words that will not offend, made this lover of tongue twisters practically sing the story. Five fox siblings find a different way to cope with hunger when one turns out to be a master of French cuisine. In spite of the fact that hunting does not work well on a moonlit night, his expertly prepared meal satisfies his family even though it is prep...more
Stacey Jansen
I checked this book out from the library for my preschool alliteration unit. The story was cute, and a few of my kids were able to recognize the repeating sounds throughout the book.
1.This book is full of alliterations.
2.Creates conversation about good nutrition.
3.Great pictures.

Learing Experience

Well for this book we would create a chart of all the foods that started with the letter (F).This story gives us a lot of suggestions such as fruit,figs,french bread,flan,french toast ect...
I think that I would like to introduce flan to the students as a cooking activity. flan is a custard like dessert that can be eaten warm or cold. Flan is a sweet custard that many student may f...more
This book had so many aspects in it that made it fun! It used mostly words that started with F. In the beginning it said there are at least 60 F-words in the book and asked the reader to see if they could find more! The foxes tried to hunt for food on their own but had a hard time while Fosdyke cooked his own! They decided, after much failure, that a fox is a fox, no matter the food!
funny funny book. We loved reading it. And the girls thought it was hilarious when I would try to read it really fast. (it's basically alliteration on the letter F all the way through the book - have fun with that one :)
Jillian Reed
A delightful story about a fox who says, " a fox is a fox, no matter what they eat". This book uses words that starts with the letter f as well do a teacher can read this to younger children who are learning the alphabet letters.
Jamie Shew
This was a great find at the library sale. A book completely built on all words starting with the letter "f". One of my favorite books to read to the kids, although it is a tongue twister.
This is a great book for teaching kids the sound the letter "F" makes, but my goodness it can get difficult to read. It is one big long tongue twister.
One fox, Fosdyke, doesn't follow his siblings in their search for food. Instead he cooks vegetarian meals for his siblings.
A fantastically fun read about foxes and food! If you enjoy alliteration this is a fun picture book for kids!
Danica Midlil
What great "F" sounds throughout this whole story! Would make a great read aloud if you could keep your tongue untied!
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I don't know how she does it! A story written with as many words starting with the letter "f" as she can. Clever!
A cute story using alliteration. I read this book to my class to introduce the concept of alliteration.
Lot's of f words, but not the bad one. lol.
Great for expanding vocabulary!
This is definately a tongue it slowly. It is a funny book!

Rachel Feather
Alliteration, vocabulary: food-related words
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