November 15, 2011

Foxy and Egg by Alex T. Smith

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 8:00 pm by suebe2

Foxy and Egg
by Alex T. Smith
Holiday House
AR 3.0

Foxy simply cannot believe her luck.  After all, how often do you answer the door only to find a delectable egg on your front step?

Immediately, Foxy’s brain starts working overtime and she’s plotting out ways to make sure this egg grows big and strong so that she can have the most scrumptious egg dish ever.  This leads to feeding him on cakes and other delicacies as well as games of musical chairs, races and hide-and-seek.

At long last its time for bed so that Foxy can get up bright and early and enjoy that egg.  But during the night, something happens.

When Foxy reaches egg, he is no longer small and fragile.  He is enormous.  Instead of a great big breakfast, Foxy is in for a great big surprise.

(No, I’m not going to tell you what.  I don’t want to give away the ending!)

Smith’s illustrations combine humorous looking comic strip styled characters with an old fashioned melodramatic setting — the old mansion in the woods.  To add to this feeling of drama, the title pages announces the stars of the show, Vivien Vixen as Foxy DuBois and Edward L’Oeuf as Egg.

Cues in the illustrations will help young readers grasp the tongue-in-cheek nature of Foxy’s hospitality while the adult reader will enjoy scanning illustrations and text for humorous references to silent films and chorus girls.

A great book for sharing, both the story and the laughs.

–SueBE

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