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AAAA! : a Foxtrot kids edition
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9781449423056
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Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, [2012]
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224 pages : chiefly illustrated ; 23 cm
Summary:
There's always action in the Fox family. Revel in the sibling rivalry as oldest brother Peter dodges his homework and doesn't stop eating. Paige, the only girl amongst the siblings, continues her shopaholic, boyfriend-seeking antics. And Jason, the youngest, is geekier than ever, buildiing robots and teaching his pet iguana, Quincy, how to annoy every member of the family. Throw into the mix, sensible yet TV antenna-cutting mother, Andy, and backyard grilling disaster dad, Roger, and you have the perfect recipe for a family that every kid can relate to.
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JGN AMEND
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741.5973 AMEND
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J GRAPHIC Amend, B.
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The comic adventures of the Fox siblings--sports-challenged Peter, shop-till-you-drop queen Paige, and geeky Jason--have entertained kids for more than 20 years. Now, for the first time, comes a collection of kids ' favorites in a kid-friendly package.

   AAAA! That's the sound heard often from the the Fox siblings as only sister Paige discovers Quincy the iguana has eaten her homework, older brother Peter applies permanent marker on his face drawing a fake goatee, and younger brother and expert video gamer Jason loses to Paige. Throw in the AAAAs as mother Andy exclaims while dodging thrown balls in the house and backyard-grilling disaster dad Roger blows up another grill, and you have the perfect equation for a family that every kid can relate to.

   Including cartoons from previously published books, this kid-targeted book portrays a not so typical look at how a year unfolds in the Fox family.


Author Notes

Bill Amend was named Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society in 2007. He creates FoxTrot cartoons for Sunday newspapers and maintains an online presence at foxtrot.com. He lives in the Midwest, with his wife and two children.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Scores of kids will relate to the funny family dynamics of the Fox family. The book follows mischievous fifth-grader Jason and his older sister and brother as they navigate the trials and tribulations of school crushes, homework, friendships, and family life. The comics are grouped in small story arcs, with the occasional stand-alone strip. Considering that some of them are nearly 15 years old (pulled from 1997-'99), they hold up well. FoxTrot has always been one of the stronger comics, rarely falling into the monotony that often plagues other strips. The four-panel illustrations are rendered in black and white and have been successfully reformatted into a two-by-two-inch layout. This collection is a nice introduction to FoxTrot for new audiences. It will likely leave readers wanting more.-Travis Jonker, Wayland Union Schools, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.