Author: Melanie Joyce
Illustrator: Kirsten Collier
Age range: KS1
Themes include making judgments/assumptions, stereotypes, friendship, helping others, communication
The mystery element of this story engages the reader by playing on curiosity- children can enjoy making guesses throughout the story as to what happens to the chickens
- Was the farmer right to accuse Foxy without evidence?
- Should we make assumptions/judgments of people before getting to know them?
- The farmer assumed it was Foxy who ate the chickens- can you make a food chain for a fox/ chicken?
- Can you write calculations changing the number of chickens that went missing? eg) what if 6 chickens had escaped?