Cover image for Father Fox's Christmas rhymes
Title:
Father Fox's Christmas rhymes
Author:
Watson, Clyde.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Illustrated verses follow the activities of Father Fox and his family.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 75043.
Added Author:
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol032/2002075200.html
ISBN:
9780374375768
Format :
Book

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Illustrated verses follow the activities of Father Fox and his family


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr.2. Clad in patched clothes and a Santa cap, old Father Fox looks as spry as ever, springing across the jacket of this crowd-pleasing book of Christmas verse. Those who remember the classic Father Fox's Pennyrhymes (1971) will find the new book, with its oversize format and larger-scale illustrations, better suited to sharing with groups of children. The short verses create some precise, pleasant images: "The kitchen is bursting with uncles & aunts / With buttery fingers & floury pants," but it is the artwork that will draw children to the book and keep them amused and absorbed. Full of lively details, the ink drawings are washed with glowing watercolors, in tawny browns, muted blues and greens, and jewel-bright details in red and yellow. A Christmas treat for children who will enjoy the bustle and the quiet pleasures of this friendly fox family. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The Watson sisters reassemble the fox cast of their beloved Father Fox's Pennyrhymes to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas, the sort Mother Goose might have conjured had she lived in New England. Full-page compositions framed in white borders, panel and spot art vary the pacing, decked in a holiday palette of reds and greens-not the shiny colors of ornaments, but the calm, subtle hues of folk art. The individual foxes, meanwhile, are as full of personality as ever. The rhymes can be read singly or as one loosely joined narrative. From Father Fox arriving home "with sweets in my pockets & holes in my socks" and the cubs making a snow horse ("Up into the saddle/ Holding tight to your mane/ I'll gallop to the North Pole/ & come right back again") to wishing on the "first star I see tonight" for "peace & love & joy," this book distills the essence of the season's many pleasures. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Fans of Father Fox's Pennyrhymes (HarperCollins, 2001) will welcome this glimpse into the family's yuletide celebrations. Rhyming text accompanies cozy images of the large, raggedy, but joyous foxes as they prepare for Christmas. For the most part, the verses lack the folksy, nursery-rhyme quality of Pennyrhymes and aren't particularly memorable, but the illustrations of the busy and ebullient foxes are enticing. As a whole, this book has plenty of warmth, charm, and Christmas spirit.-E. M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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