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Fox and Crow Are Not Friends

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  220 ratings  ·  20 reviews
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 o ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book it is soooooooo cute.
Gail Gauthier
Dec 16, 2012 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
Nov 01, 2015 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 Freak
Jun 23, 2014 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!
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, early-readers, birds
This book was definitely cute. But, I didn't love how the Crow and fox were constantly tricking one another. And at the end, my son's immediate comment was "they are slaves!". So, for that to be that apparent to a 5 year old, you do have to wonder what lessons kids are really pulling from this story... as far as enjoyment, all eyes and ears were engaged. ...more
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book was so good.
Dec 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I laughed so hard while reading this to my nieces and nephews! This story is ridiculously adorable, and it maybe teaches that revenge comes with a cost.
Maureen Lubitz
Jan 20, 2016 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
Jan 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
Shelves: 2014, canada, childrens
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
Alexus Houfek
Nov 02, 2015 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
Ethelen V.
Mar 10, 2014 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 to re
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. ...more
Rosa Cline
Sep 16, 2015 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 ...more
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple chapters and charming illustrations.

themes: cheese, crows, enemies, foxes, tricks
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a level 3 reader. This is a fun book for kids to read and it teaches an important lesson at the same time.
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Another good reader; for a bit older children.
Amy C.
Apr 27, 2012 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! ...more
Mar 20, 2013 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 rated it it was amazing
This books shows that even stories for young readers can have interesting plots.
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Melissa Wiley is the author of The Nerviest Girl in the World, The Prairie Thief, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, the Inch and Roly series, the Martha and Charlotte Little House books, and other books for kids. Melissa has been blogging about her family’s reading life and tidal homeschooling adventures at Here in the Bonny Glen since 2005. She is @melissawiley on Twitter and @melissawileybooks on In ...more

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