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Cover image for Foxtrot
Little Bee Books edition.
New York : Little Bee Books, 2015.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
When Foxtrot's love of dancing causes problems everywhere he goes, his friends try to help him stop dancing.
Reading Level:
Ages 4-8.


Call Number
JP Moo
JP Moo

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A charming picture book about a fox who loves to dance.

Meet the fox who tangos with his toast and mambos with his marmalade! Foxtrot loves to whirl and twirl, but not everyone is happy about his dancing feet, and they land him in a lot of trouble. Will he be able to dance his way out of it?

Author Notes

Becka Moor is a children's book illustrator living and working in Manchester. She has worked previously on books such as A Dog's Day published by Raintree, Rosa's Code published by Springboard Stories and also a Beginner's Guide to Snakes published by Usborne Books. She is currently working on several other projects including Violet and The Pearl of The Orient published by Simon & Schuster in August 2014.

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Foxtrot loves to dance from the moment he gets out of bed to when his head hits the pillow at night. Unfortunately, his dancing feet get in everyone's way and cause chaos wherever he goes. His friends try to help, and Foxtrot attempts different hobbies, such as rock climbing, drag racing, and even acting. Nothing he tries makes him as happy as dancing, and he's convinced he'll live a life of sadness, when he notices an old picture of him and his dance teacher. A happy ending gives this picture book the right tone for audiences who might be doubting their own passions in life. This festive picture book is filled with great vocabulary that blends into the text seamlessly. The vivid pen and ink illustrations provide the right amount of movement and lightness to Foxtrot and elevate the text even further. VERDICT Pair with Karma Wilson's Hilda Must Be Dancing (S. & S., 2004) or Giles Andreae's Giraffes Can't Dance (Orchard, 2001) for a great dance-themed storytime. A first purchase.-Brooke Newberry, La Crosse Public Library, WI © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

Fox Foxtrot loves dancing, but not everyone sees the beauty in his mayhem-causing moves. Reluctantly, he quits to try other hobbies, but nothing lives up to it. Then a brilliant idea strikes him: he takes over the local dance school, and "soon, everyone learned to LOVE dancing." Humor and even pacing carry readers through the story of perseverance; nimble illustrations capture all the boogieing. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.