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Fox and the Jumping Contest
by Corey R. Tabor


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Fox and the Jumping Contest is a funny, surprising picture book starring Fox--a lovable modern-day trickster character--and his animal friends, from debut author-illustrator Corey R. Tabor.

Fox really, really wants to win the jumping contest.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Fox and the Jumping Contest is a funny, surprising picture book starring Fox--a lovable modern-day trickster character--and his animal friends, from debut author-illustrator Corey R. Tabor.

Fox really, really wants to win the jumping contest. He knows just where he'll put that first-place trophy. The only problem? Fox is not a very good jumper. But he is a very good schemer. . . .

Fox and the Jumping Contest is a perfect pick for readers who enjoy humorous picture books like The Day the Crayons Quit and Dragons Love Tacos.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062398741
  • ISBN-10: 0062398741
  • Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Foxes
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Sports & Recreation - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Illustrator Tabor (A Dark, Dark Cave) makes his debut as an author with an energetic story about a jumping contest among a group of animals, a contest that Fox is determined to win. “While the other animals practiced, Fox schemed,” Tabor explains, and “When you’re a fox, every contest is a scheming contest.” Tabor’s mixed-media cartoons create friendly and funny animal characters whose personalities come through loud and clear. “Bear jumped loudest,” waving his arms in giddy delight and scattering the judges’ scorecards. And although Elephant can’t get off the ground, “she didn’t mind. She was good at other things.” When Fox’s turn arrives, he leaves the competition in the dust—quite literally—as the camouflaged jet pack he’s wearing sends him rocketing into orbit. The pages are full of small details, both visual and verbal, that flesh out the animals’ world and will keep readers chuckling (during the award ceremony, Fox can be spotted careening ever closer to the podium). And the witty resolution suggests that cheaters can still do pretty well for themselves now and again. Ages 4–8. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Oct.)

 
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