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Book Title: Hattie and the Fox|
The author of the book: Mem Fox
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Reader ratings: 3.6
Date of issue: June 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9781416903086
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 24.26 MB
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Title: Hattie and the Fox
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Patricia Mullina
Genre: Predictable Book
Hattie was a big black hen.
One morning she looked up and said,
“Goodness gracious me!
I can see a nose in the bushes!”
Brief Book Summary:
Hattie the hen is startled by something in the bushes. Despite her barnyard friends ignoring her cry, Hattie relentlessly warns them of the danger. When the barnyard friends realize the truth, they must work together to stay safe.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Mary Quattlebaum (Children's Literature)
Mullins' collage style creates large, expressive figures that complement Fox's text, which rely on repetition of key elements to build drama and enhance beginning reading skills. Be prepared for a surprise ending!
Professional Recommendation/Review #2:
CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1987)
In the bushes Hattie the Hen first sees a nose, then two eyes, then two ears, and so on, but none of the other barnyard animals heed her warning until the entire fox is visible. A wonderful combination of predictability and surprise succeeds as an original cumulative tale. The colorful collage illustrations show an expert use of form and space, and though they depict the same setting and the same animals again and again, no two illustrations look the same.
Response to Two Professional Reviews:
These two professional reviews both point out the collage illustrations by Patricia Mullina, and how no two illustrations are the same. These illustrations add to the importance of the key literary elements that allow children to build on their reading skills. These reviews appear to recommend this colorful, and predictable, book to all younger children.
Evaluation of Literary Elements:
Mem Fox incorporates an extraordinary amount of literary element into this short picture book, in order to grab every young child’s attention. The elaborate collage illustrations make up for the minimal plot. However, the repetitive plot allows for children to expand on their reading skills and Children become invested in this short story, rooting for Hattie the hen and hoping her barnyard friends listen to her.
Consideration of Instructional Application:
Hattie and the Fox is a great story to use when teaching children to incorporate different voices for different characters. This can be done with the book, or as a play. This story can also be used to test comprehension with sequencing, when specific events occurred and which character said what line. Finally, this story can be incorporated into a science lesson to learn about different animals on a barn and how they interact with one another.
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Read information about the authorMem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloë, happily ever after.
Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million. And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies. Time for Bed is on Oprah’s list of the twenty best children’s books of all time. Mem has written thirty picture books for children and five non-fiction books for adults, including the best-selling Reading Magic, aimed at parents of very young children.
Mem Fox was an Associate Professor in Literacy Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, where she taught teachers for twenty four years until her early retirement in 1996. She has received many civic awards, honours and accolades in Australia, including two honorary doctorates. She has visited the United States over one hundred times, mostly in her role as a literacy expert although she is also a well-known author in America. She is an influential international consultant in literacy, but she pretends to sit around writing full time.
Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1990).
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