Rufus the fox is acting strangely... he sneaks up on Babette like a thief in the night, then he roars like a lion to scare her. She’s as mad a hornet but when she grabs Rufus, he's as slippery as an eel. The chase goes on across the meadow... could there be a surprise in store?

Art: Digitally drawn and painted.

As welcome as springtime to teachers, aspiring writers and any who appreciate wordplay.
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“…will entertain readers. A pleasing addition to any collection.”
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Nominated for the Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award by the Oregon Reading Association.
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Pre-K – Grade 3. 32 pp. Full color art. Holiday House, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8234-1719-3.

PROJECT IDEA: Illustrate a Simile! Choose a familiar saying or think of a new one, as shown on the book’s last page. Draw a picture of its literal meaning, then its real meaning.

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Many animal similes as well as idioms and proverbs can be found in this book:
There’s a Frog in My Throat!

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