Foxy Joxy plays a trick on the animals, so they decide to get even. A great early reader with lots of fun animal names, and a nice moral.
Another great free children’s book from BookDash
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution The book contains a lot of fun and colourful well drawn pictures that will keep the interest of young children.
Illustrated by Mdu Ntuli Written by Nahida Esmail Designed by Samantha Rice Edited by Margot Bertelsmann with the help of the Book Dash participants in Johannesburg on 25 February 2017.
Text and Images from Foxy Joxy Plays a Trick
Foxy Joxy was a sly fox.
He sold big, fresh
“Your price is
too high,” said
“You are asking too much,”
said Gia Giraffe.
Foxy Joxy had a clever idea.
He slit open a big watermelon, scooped
out the fruit, and gobbled it up.
Then he filled it with water!
He took a needle and thread and
sewed the watermelon back together.
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