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The Great Bunk Bed Battle: An Acorn Book (Fox Tails #1) (Paperback)

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By Tina Kügler, Tina Kügler (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the Fox Tails series.


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Sharing a bunk bed, kit fox siblings, Fritz and Franny, think their side of the bunk is best and squabble about who is right in this delightfully fun romp of a series by talented author/illustrator Tina Kügler. Young readers will chuckle, chortle and see themselves in the imaginative antics of Fritz and Franny, with a continuing cameo by expressive Fred the dog.

— From Staff Picks by Maureen

Description


Siblings Fritz and Franny have all sorts of bedtime adventures in this early reader from Geisel Honor winner Tina Kügler!

Pick a Book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!It's time for bed! Fox siblings Fritz and Franny -- and their adorable dog, Fred -- get up to different bedtime shenanigans across three short stories in this full-color early reader. An imaginative bedtime routine leads the trio through a castle, a volcano, and even the center of the Earth as they debate whose bunk is best. But at the end of it all, these foxes find a way to meet in the middle.

About the Author


Tina Kügler wrote and illustrated the Snail and Worm series and the Fox Tails series. She is a 2018 Geisel Honor winner. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three sons, and a cranky lizard named Jabba.

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Praise for The Great Bunk Bed Battle:

*"Kügler seamlessly weaves repeated words and phrases into the story, so as readers enjoy Fritz and Franny's antics, they will expand their vocabularies and build reading confidence without feeling as though they are practicing. Kügler expertly uses character-associated colors and a vertical page layout to foster visual literacy and provide visual clues for readers. The majority of the text is in speech balloons. A rollicking romp for new readers." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Snail and Worm:

"Snail and Worm's direct, simplified dialogue is perfect for beginning readers, and their unabashed dopiness -- equally evident in their conversations and in Kügler's mixed-media cartoons -- delivers a steady stream of laughs." -- Publishers Weekly

"Kügler's cartoonish creatures, rendered simply in thin lines and soft colors, each have comically googly eyes and cheery expressions, which add plenty of fun visual punchlines and context clues to the short, direct sentences making up the easy-to-read text... The heartening message about accepting a friend's quirks is a cozy bonus." -- Booklist



Praise for The Great Bunk Bed Battle:

*"Kügler seamlessly weaves repeated words and phrases into the story, so as readers enjoy Fritz and Franny's antics, they will expand their vocabularies and build reading confidence without feeling as though they are practicing. Kügler expertly uses character-associated colors and a vertical page layout to foster visual literacy and provide visual clues for readers. The majority of the text is in speech balloons. A rollicking romp for new readers." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Snail and Worm:

"Snail and Worm's direct, simplified dialogue is perfect for beginning readers, and their unabashed dopiness -- equally evident in their conversations and in Kügler's mixed-media cartoons -- delivers a steady stream of laughs." -- Publishers Weekly

"Kügler's cartoonish creatures, rendered simply in thin lines and soft colors, each have comically googly eyes and cheery expressions, which add plenty of fun visual punchlines and context clues to the short, direct sentences making up the easy-to-read text... The heartening message about accepting a friend's quirks is a cozy bonus." -- Booklist



Product Details
ISBN: 9781338561678
ISBN-10: 1338561677
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Fox Tails

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