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Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke

Pamela Duncan Edwards

Four famished foxes make fun of their brother Fosdyke, who feels fondly for fried figs, fennel, and French bread. Leaving him behind to fry and flambé, they go foraging for fowl in a forbidden farmyard. Unfortunately, the foxes find the fowl forwarned. Foiled, they return to their den. Will they ever filch a fabulous farmyard feast? Or will they forgo fowl and finally admit that "a fox is a fox whatever the food"?


"Cole's (illustrator of Some Small Slugs, also by Edwards) ink and pastel illustrations of masked foxes, egg-throwing chickens and bandaged tails add a healthy dose of energetic humor to the tongue-twister text." —Publishers Weekly

"children are sure to enjoy identifying the objects beginning with F that Cole has cleverly worked into the sprightly paintings--" We counted at least 60. Can you do better?" —Booklist