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Feb 24 2012

Foxly's Feast by Owen Davey

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Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010. ISBN 9781921690594.
Foxly's tummy is rumbling and he needs to find something to eat. Maybe he will find it in the barnyard or the duck pond. Perhaps even in the duck pond. Are the farm animals in danger? Is Little Owl to be the secret ingredient for his dinner? Or does this fox have a funny fetish that makes this fantastic feast a little different?
Miss 5 loved the suspense built up in this story and laughed out loud at the end. It gave us a great idea and we searched for pictures in magazines and made piles of what Foxly would pick and what he wouldn't. As a chef's daughter, she continued the conversation with her dad and learned all sorts of new things and new words like carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, carnivorous and vegetarian. A talented teacher could take what we did and turn it into an engaging set of lessons.
Loved it.
Barbara Braxton

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