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Foxy in love, Emma Dodd

Label
Foxy in love
Title
Foxy in love
Statement of responsibility
Emma Dodd
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Foxy uses his magical tail to help his friend Emily make a Valentine's Day card that reflects all the things she most loves, from birthday cakes and gardens to rainbows and balloons
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Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 Emily is making a Valentine’s Day card and asks Foxy for help. As she lists all the things she loves, Foxy makes them magically appear, albiet with a few silly mistakes. But as the list lengthens, he is disappointed that she never mentions him. Finally, they both learn that Valentine’s Day is about who—not what—you love. Foxy’s return is delightful, and the illustrations of hearts, balloons, and stars seem to tumble off the pages as he creates everything Emily loves. Readers will not only laugh at the wordplay, but they will adore the playful relationship. -- Erickson, Tiffany (Reviewed 01-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 9)
  • In this sequel to Foxy, curly-haired Emily wants to draw what she loves best of all on her valentine, but can’t decide what that is. Her magical companion Foxy offers inspiration: by waving his tail, he makes some of her favorite objects appear, though he doesn’t always get it quite right (“Those are raccoons, not balloons!”). When Foxy points out that Valentine’s Day is about “who” not “what” you love, Emily knows right away who should be the centerpiece of her creation. Dodd tempers the earnest message with oodles of eye candy and abundant silliness in her playfully unkempt digital illustrations. Ages 4–8. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed October 14, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 41, p)
  • Foxy scampers onto the scene just in time to help Emily complete her special valentines in this holiday sequel (Foxy, 2012). Emily's looking for inspiration when Foxy slips in through the window to offer his assistance. He listens to his friend's thoughts on what she loves, and then, with a magical swish of his tail, he produces them for her. Only problem is, he often misunderstands what she says. Raccoons appear instead of balloons, larks and tarts but not hearts float about, and when Emily wishes for flowers, she finds herself covered in flour. Another sweep of Foxy's tail always sets things right, and Emily seems to delight in it all. The preschool set will giggle over these silly misunderstandings while noticing that Foxy continues to expect Emily to mention him as one of the things she loves most. Dodd digitally renders a charming Emily with an oversized head topped with curly red hair and simple black eyes. Foxy has a more cartoonish look, with big eyes, a contrasting small mouth and a dramatically oversized tail. Once Foxy has conjured up the many objects Emily loves, he gently explains, "Valentine's Day is not about what you love….It's about who you love." Of course, Emily needs no help knowing who that is. The happy ending, though predictable, sweetly satisfies. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2013)
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10226184
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dodd, Emma
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
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True
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  • Valentine's Day
  • Love
  • Foxes
  • Magic
  • Foxes
  • Magic
  • Valentine's Day
  • Love
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Foxy in love, Emma Dodd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000052268562
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062014221
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Foxy in love, Emma Dodd
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000052268562
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062014221
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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