Fox Has a Problem (My First I Can Read)
In his next I Can Read adventure, Fox—the hilarious trickster character featured in Geisel Award winners Fox at Night and Fox the Tiger—learns to solve a problem in an unexpected way.
Fox has a problem: His kite is stuck in a tree! But every clever plan creates even more problems for him – and for all his friends. Can they work together to fix things before it’s too late?
Carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and whimsical illustrations, Fox Has a Problem is ideal for sharing with your emergent reader. The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey. Other Fox books include Fox at Night, Fox versus Winter, Fox the Tiger, Fox Is Late, Fox and the Jumping Contest, and Fox and the Bike Ride.
Praise for Fox Has a Problem (My First I Can Read)
"This comical early reader, expressed in understated sentences and simple vocabulary, will charm youngsters; they’ll giggle at Fox’s outlandish “big ideas” and the havoc they wreak. Onomatopoeic sound words heighten the fun. Caldecott Honoree Tabor’s wry illustrations are muted, set against uncluttered backgrounds, allowing kids to focus on the characters and the humorous proceedings. Children will have no problem enjoying this delightfully witty book." — Kirkus Reviews
"Tabor uses short sentence structure and word repetition to help young readers become more confident in their reading ability. His pencil-and watercolor illustrations tell most of the story and bring Fox’s latest antics to comical heights. An amusing tale with minimal text that will encourage multiple readings." — Booklist
"Everyone’s favorite fox is back! The engaging text features common sight words and repetitive phrases. Tabor’s signature pencil and watercolor illustrations are as charming as ever, with a cast of appealing characters engaged in comical antics. A welcome and valuable addition to any early reader collection, sure to be popular with fans of the series in addition to newcomers." — School Library Journal
"Tabor is skilled at letting a controlled vocabulary and tight sentences play it straight while his illustrations bring the comedy. Short statements that lean on sight words and repetition read like wry commentary on Fox’s antics, which are made plain in Tabor’s colored-pencil and watercolor illustrations. Readers [will] be giggling in anticipation of exactly how badly this is all going to end." — The Horn Book