It’s City Fox’s first time in the country and he’s super-duper hungry!
“Who’s for dinner?” he growls, licking his lips.
Scared out of their wits, the farm animals come up with a wild and crazy plan to fool him. But can they outfox that City Fox?
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Write about City Fox’s journey to the countryside. What did he need to pack? What did he see on the bus? Who else was travelling?
- Retell the story from the Fox’s point of view.
- Make a persuasive poster to advertise countryside holidays to city animals.
- Write the animals’ speech from the meeting that they had after City Fox arrived. What did they discuss? How did they plan to deal with the situation?
- Create one of the pages from Fox’s animal book.
- Create a new page for the story in which another animal pretends to be something different so that Fox doesn’t eat them.
- Think of some speech / thought bubbles for the animals in each illustration.
- Make a list of the verbs used in the story. Which verbs are used for which animals?
- Create a timetable showing the activities that the animals did each day before City Fox arrived.
- Use some of the animals in the story to create a food chain.
- Create some puppets for each of the animals. Could you use these to retell the story? Could you perform it to an audience or create a film?
- Look at the sketches on the inside covers. Can you create some sketches / illustrations of animals showing different emotions?
- Draw a map to show the different places on the farm.