Fox Needs Socks

Xist. (Reading Stars). Jan. 2021. 24p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781532415739; pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781532415722.
PreS-Gr 2–In this entry in the “Reading Stars” series to help emerging readers with literacy and comprehension, a fox needs socks. The author covers all the kinds of socks the fox does not need:“Not small socks. Not big socks. Not socks with holes. Not smelly socks.” O’Neill describes the importance and purpose of socks, with matching visuals to clue onlookers in. A glossary gives this funny, fast beginning reader a final boost. As readers grow more confident, they’ll take on the crisp repetitions of O’Neill’s text and upon finishing, be happy to learn there are other tales about Fox.
VERDICT This series will launch readers as effectively as Hop on Pop and Green Eggs and Ham. Recommended for most collections.

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