Illustrator: Katty Maurey
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Lexile Measure: 800L
Hardcover: 92 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press (September 1, 2013)
Genre: Early Reader
Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Francis the fox enjoys everything about his Saturdays at Mr. Li’s
Laundromat, except for Mr. Li’s granddaughter, Lily. When Lily plays a
dirty trick on Francis, it’s up to the little fox to clean up and save
This is an early reader book. It has simple sentences; just a few
words on each page and full color illustrations all the way
through. The story itself is pretty cute and the illustrations still
play a fairly big part in telling it.
It is quite long, so it’s best for kids that have moved past the initial
stages of learning to read, but it’s not so long that it couldn’t be
finished in a reasonable amount of time. I think it took me about 15
minutes to read it to my kids, but obviously it would take longer for a
child to read it by themselves.
Overall, This is a fun story with beautiful artwork that would be great for kids looking for the next step.