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Mom is cramping Fox's style. First he has to babysit for his little sister Louise. Then he has to do the shopping. Can Fox do it all, and still remain the fastest Fox on wheels? Gangway!
Paperback, 48 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1983)
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Zilha B.
This book is a collection of short stories. It tells stories about the fox and his adventures. First, it begins by telling us a story about the Fox having to babysit his younger sister. After being upset and not paying much attention to her, she has an accident in the backyard.
Each story in the book helps us get to know the Fox a little better and can teach us a lesson as well. This is a great short story book for young readers; however, with the use of slang in the book, it could be used for ad
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Kelsey Vayens
This book is a collection of short stories that tell the story of fox and his adventures. The author, Edward Marshall, creates a variety of stories that allow the reader to get a sense of how fox is and what his character is like. Each short story is used as a way of telling us more about the main character, Fox. In regards to whether or not the author did this well, I would not be so sure. While I was able to get a sense of Fox's character based on the short stories and what took place, I am su ...more
Barb Middleton
I read this to 2nd graders and they loved the character of Fox. He is annoyed with his younger sister that he has to babysit, has to deal with his fear of heights, and makes a bad choice by racing in the supermarket with his friends. This tied in nicely with the start of the year and talking to students about appropriate places to run and not run. My huge library is prime ground for sprinting youngsters. Fox is a distinct character with high energy, talks back, shows he's annoyed with younger si ...more
Karina
"Fox on Wheels" is a great book to use when introducing students to short stories. The main character Fox is put to the ultimate "big brother" test when his mom piles a load of responsibilities on him. He has to look after his younger sister, run some errands at the store, and still be the coolest guy in town. Fox has a lot on his plate and he shows us exactly how it's done.

This book does a good job on showing character traits throughout the collection of stories. Fox, being the main character,
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Shamilah Gillani
Fox on Wheels is a collection of short stories that details the adventures of a Fox. Throughout each short story, we get to see the character of Fox develop and the reader gets to know a little more about him. The short stories are filled with good morals that teach younger students a lesson as well. I think this book is appropriate for younger and upper elementary readers due to the language and terminology that is used in the text. The pictures are a good addition to the book so struggling rea ...more
Yellincenter
This easy-to-read series, which debuted in 1982, is the brainchild of the incomparable James Marshall, who gave us the Miss Nelson and George and Martha series, among others. The books chronicle the exploits of Fox, a somewhat devious youngster who loves nothing more than skateboarding with “the gang.” Alas, Fox’s plans are often thwarted by the demands of school and helping out around the house. Fox often attempts to skirt obligations like minding his younger sister Louise or shopping for items ...more
Misty Kincade
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Book Level: 1.9
Interest Level: Lower Grades (K-3)

Get to know Fox a little better in this collection of short stories of adventures. Beginning readers will adjust easily to Marshall's simple writing style and enjoy learning the life lessons presented in each story. "Fox on Wheels" is ideal for struggling readers as the illustrations complement the print very well. Have younger students read this aloud in small groups or allow students to read independently at hom
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Kelli
Cute and great for young readers.
Jasmin Garcia
Fox on Wheels is a chapter book that follows Fox and his friends on their adventures. It's a great book for beginning chapter book readers who are learning how to read books which follow different stories that are all wrapped up in one. Though it is considered a more complex book, I would recommend it to students who are a little advanced because of the slang used in the book.
Deborah Harris
AR Quiz No. 31415 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 1.9 - AR Pts: 0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, RV
Kirei
Funny book with three short stories. One part made my son laugh out loud.
Eireanne
On the suggested summer reading list for students.
Julie
This is a cute early reader, endearing and funny.
Sarah
Love the shopping cart race in the end!
Rebekah
Cute stories
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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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