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Fox and the jumping contest

by Tabor, Corey R.,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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Moon Township Public Library Easy ANIMALS JE 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. 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rather than train for the upcoming jumping contest, Fox decides to build a jet pack that blends in with his fur, because when you're a fox, every contest is a scheming contest. The day of the competition, Fox joins the other animals hoping to win the jumping trophy. Frog leaps first, impressing the judges with his style. Next comes Turtle, whose minuscule hop exceeds everyone's expectations. Jumping isn't really Elephant's thing, so she strikes a dashing pose instead. Bear jumps with a ferocious roar, and Rabbit's long ears help propel him far afield. Finally, Fox takes his place at the starting line and blasts into the sky, literally smoking the competition. Unfortunately, his jet pack scheme backfires slightly, giving him too much height. Tabor's picture-book debut doesn't carry a lesson as such, but it does have plenty of laughs and utterly sweet illustrations. His gentle colored-pencil-and-watercolor artwork is digitally enhanced, and the animals' faces are wonderfully expressive. While Fox's friends aren't pleased to learn about his scheme, things (mostly) work out in the end.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Foxes -- Juvenile fiction.
Animal jumping -- Juvenile fiction.
Tricksters -- Juvenile fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
Jumping -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780062398741
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