Monday, February 11, 2019

Fox & Chick: The Party and Other Stories

Fox & Chick: The Party and Other Stories. Sergio Ruzzier. 2018. 56 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Knock Knock

Premise/plot: This early reader stars Fox and Chick. These two star in three stories: "The Party," "Good Soup" and "Sit Still." In the first story, Chick invites himself into Fox's house. Fox is reluctant at first because he is busy reading a book and doesn't want to be disturbed. But when Chick asks if he can use Fox's bathroom...well, Fox relents. But what is Chick doing in Fox's bathroom that takes SO LONG?!?! In the second story, Fox is in his garden harvesting vegetables. Chick is there--readers don't know if he's uninvited, but, if I had to guess I'd say he is uninvited. Chick has opinions on what foxes are supposed to eat--and vegetables and vegetable soup aren't it. But Chick realizes that he's thankful Fox is not your typical Fox. In the third story, Chick doesn't like that Fox is painting a landscape portrait instead of an exciting portrait--a portrait of him. Fox reluctantly agrees that he will paint Chick IF Chick can manage to sit still. But can Chick sit still?! What do you think?!

My thoughts: I like this one. I do. Fox and Chick are likable characters. A second book starring Fox and Chick will release in March 2019: Fox & Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories. I look forward to reading it.

© 2019 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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