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Fox and His Friends: Level 3 (Easy-to-Read)

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Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read series, Puff ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published September 1st 1985 by Penguin Young Readers Group (first published January 1st 1982)
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Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think that this is a good book for beginner readers. my daughter enjoyed reading this through.
Oct 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sight-words
4-bs: responsibility
Personal reaction- I thought this book was very fitting for the transitional reader. This book allows the reader to feel success while reading, yet still challenges the reader with the longer pages and expanded vocabulary. Beginning readers are not as experienced and continue to read books for their appropriate level. This book is moving past the beginning level using words such as “traffic patrol” and “telephone pole”. Beginning readers have more repetition while this book followed a plot struc ...more
Jul 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was awful. Perhaps it's because my children are a bit old for this, but I couldn't stand it. Every single time there is dialogue it is stated, "said Fox." "said Dexter." "said Mom." "said Louise." I said the word SAID more than I ever thought I could in the few minutes it took to read this!!

Fox has an awful attitude, telling his mom "You're joking." when told to watch his kid sister. He goes around looking for friends to play with, and is even rude to their parents! One parent says the
Sep 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: daughter
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Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pool
In this volume' Fox is told to watch his sister which results in her scaling a telephone pole. In another adventure, brother and sister go to the pool where Fox is afraid to jump off the diving board. In the last story, Fox's friends lure him away from his crossing guard post to hang out at the pool (even though Fox doesn't have a bathing suit). In a strange twist, he falls asleep on the beach and has a nightmare about shirking his crossing guard responsibilities so he rushes back to his post, w ...more
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Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I remember reading stories about Fox when I was growing up and so I was kind of eager to revisit the series when I picked it out to read to my classes. The stories are short and there's three (which is great cause I can pick different ones for different classes without having to pick out another) and it's pretty flexible in terms of age group-- just the right ratio of text and pictures for younger readers.

Kids loved them, and they got a chuckle out of me, especially the last one, so its definite
Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book contains three stories about Fox, his friends, and family. In each story, Fox faces an ethical dilemma.

This would be an engaging and fun book for a 1st or 2nd grade early reader. It is in the format of a chapter book, but uses simplistic text and sentence structure. The pictures are still on every page to help the reader.
Jan 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: younger-kids
What a crazy little book. First Fox chases his sister up a telephone pole, then a diving pool. In the last story, his friends invite him to go swimming. He says that he doesn't have a swimming suit and they say to go without one, they won't look. Then later a dog says, "Next time you should wear some clothes." But if you look at the illustration, the dog is naked, too. lol
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fox is a mischievous little kid, he gets in a lot of trouble for not following instructions, and doesn't make all the right choices. His sister wants to be just like him. The book is really fun for beginning readers, it has big font and many illustrations, the text is simple and straightforward. I really enjoyed reading it with my 7-year-old daughter.
Amber the Human
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Edward's writing isn't quite as strange and subversive as his brother's, but it's still fun and James's illustrations help. I appreciate this book and think it might be helpful for big brother's of little sisters to show them just how awesome those little ladies can be.
Oct 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Mommy says: Well, Cana sort of read it herself as of Oct. 2008. Sometimes a 5yo just doesn't want to follow up on a parent's request, imagine that. So she read parts, Daddy read parts, and all were happy.
May 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
classic. class assignment. it was okay.
Loved these back when I was learning to read!!!
Doren Damico
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Still interesting reading for early readers.
Apr 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
Short stories with fox and his sister Louise.

Beginning Reader
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Dec 31, 2013 added it
Shelves: ar-2, a32
AR Quiz No. 17523 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 2.0 - AR Pts: 0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, RV, VP
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
These books are so funny.
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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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