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The Fox Who Ate Books

The Fox Who Ate Books

Interest Age: 5–8
Grade: k–3
Reading Level: Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature: RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,1

Reading Level: Lexile AD770L
Hardcover : 9781554518463, 56 pages, September 2016 , 9.25" x 6"


Mr. Fox ÒdevoursÓ books Ñ literally!

Meet Mr. Fox, who loves books so much that every time he finishes one, he eats it (with a little salt and pepper, of course)! His insatiable appetite drives him to seek more and more books, until one day, he discovers the local library, where he can ÒdevourÓ books to his heartÕs content. Eventually, the librarian catches him ÒsamplingÓ from the collection and bans him from the library. Down on his luck, the crafty Mr. Fox must find other ways to satisfy his cravings. His attempt to rob the local bookstore, however, ends badly. Arrested for stealing, Mr. Fox lands in jail, where he discovers a surprising way to satisfy his literary cravings (and become rich and famous).

With its deft combination of humor and whimsy, The Fox Who Ate Books is a tongue-in-cheek approach to promote a love of books and reading. The ever-inventive, wily Mr. Fox is the perfect anti-hero whose antics are guaranteed to make young readers laugh, while the play on words will delight older children.


“Readers will enjoy the humor of the story and the bold graphic-style illustrations add to the fun . . . a fun choice for little bibliophiles.” 

- Youth Services Book Review, 02/08/19

“Children looking for longer picture book stories will surely laugh out loud with these characters.”

- Resource Links, 02/01/17

“Will keep readers entertained cover-to-cover.” 

- Kid Lit Reviews, 09/24/16

“The author has a unique knack for storytelling that will keep young readers ages five to eight engaged. While an amusing story, there are many messages students can take away.” 

- Professionally Speaking, 12/17