Father Fox's Christmas Rhymes

Clyde Watson; Illustrated by Wendy Watson

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Who is that knocking at the door?
It’s old Father Fox with surprises galore!
Licorice & lollipops, lemons & limes
A bundle of toys & a bag full of rhymes . . .

Clyde and Wendy Watson’s Father Fox, beloved from Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes, is now decked out in holiday garb to warmly celebrate the Christmas season with his fox family. Charming verse, perfect for reading aloud, and Watson’s winsome paintings present lively, fun holiday details that young readers will want to explore again and again.

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Praise for Father Fox's Christmas Rhymes

“A Christmas treat for children who will enjoy the bustle and the quiet pleasures of this friendly fox family.”—Booklist
“This books distills the essence of the season’s many pleasures.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Rhyming text accompanies cozy images of the large, raggedy, but joyous foxes as they prepare for Christmas . . . this book has plenty of warmth, charm, and Christmas spirit.”—School Library Journal
“[A] beautifully designed tribute to an old-fashioned holiday season . . . this charming collection ‘will toast the toes and warm the heart.’”—Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Clyde Watson; Illustrated by Wendy Watson

Clyde Watson is the author of fifteen children’s books, including Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes—an ALA Notable Book, on which she also collaborated with her sister Wendy. She lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Wendy Watson has illustrated nearly one hundred books, twenty of which she has written herself. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Father Fox's Christmas Rhymes
Clyde Watson; Illustrated by Wendy Watson

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
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October 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312372743
ISBN10: 0312372744
Picture Book
10 x 11 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians

F&P Level A-Z: M
AR Quiz Number: 124895
AR Book Level: 1.7
AR Points: 0.5


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