Sly as a Fox: Are Foxes Clever?

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“Sly as a fox” often describes an individual who is clever and sneaky. Sly as a Fox dives into fox characteristics and behavior to investigate if there is truth behind this common expression. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Kids Core is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF029000, JNF003100
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Language Arts
Copyright 2022
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Kids Core
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2021-12-15
ISBN 9781532196706, 9781098218515
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 599.775
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8.25 x 10.25
Lexile 770
Features Awards, Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Sly as a Fox: Are Foxes Clever? - Archimedes Notebook

You’ve probably heard someone say “he’s as sly as a fox” but… are foxes really sly and clever? That’s what Marie-Therese Miller explores in her book, one of a series comparing animal idioms (expressions) and the real-life animals.

The answer is a resounding YES! “Foxes find places to live and food to eat in resourceful ways,” Marie-Therese writes. “Foxes also outsmart animals that are hunting them.”

Focusing on the Red fox, she highlights their adaptations and discusses the types of food they eat. Like us, foxes are omnivorous, so they’ll eat a wide range of stuff – including berries and fruits planted in people’s gardens! There’s a chapter that focuses on how foxes hunt, and a chapter that focuses on how they escape other predators.

The informative text is conversational and fun to read. Marie-Therese includes text-boxes to highlight specific adaptations or fox features and a section of “fox facts” at the back.