Outfoxed by Mike Twohy

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The psychic swordplay between the two adversaries segues from classic fairytale trajectory to a burgeoning story about the charms of dog ownership before ending with a zinger. Steady humor and skilled pacing make this a keeper.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Quack, quackwoof? A quick-thinking duck keeps a fox on his toes in this witty romp from a New Yorker cartoonist.

One dark night in the henhouse, a hungry fox in search of his dinner gets more than he bargains for. Instead of a chicken, Fox grabs a duck. A very smart duck. A duck so sly, he plans to convince Fox that he isn’t a duck but a—dog! Yes, a dog.

This clever story and its accompanying visual narrative will delight readers young and old—because if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it HAS to be a duck…right?
 

About Mike Twohy

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Mike Twohy has been drawing cartoons as far back as he can remember. The author and illustrator of Poindexter Makes a Friend, Outfoxed, and Wake Up, Rupert!, he received his MFA in painting in 1973 from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1980 his first drawing was published in The New Yorker, which has published his cartoons regularly ever since. In a starred review, School Library Journal praised his first book, Pointdexter Makes a Friend, as a “reassuring story [that] will envelop youngers like a warm, cozy blanket.” He lives with his wife, cat, and Newfoundland in Berkeley, California.
 
Published September 24, 2013 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus on Sep 10 2013

Cartoonist Twohy delivers lackluster laughs in this tale of a clever duck and not-too-bright fox...confusingly scriptlike narration...choppy pacing, grammatical shortcuts and confusing lack of direction will make for difficult read-alouds. A goose egg.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 24 2013

The psychic swordplay between the two adversaries segues from classic fairytale trajectory to a burgeoning story about the charms of dog ownership before ending with a zinger. Steady humor and skilled pacing make this a keeper.

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