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Fox and Frog

A Reading AZ Read-Aloud Book

Consonant F Word Count: 238


Fox and

Written by Joe Slade Illustrated by Nora Voutas

Fox and


High utility words:
the, to, and, he(s), a, I, you, it(s), of, in,
said, his, that(s), for, on, they, with, all,
is, her, there, some, go, we, can, what,
get, like, are, come, if, now, very, over,
from, want, dont, too, take(s)

by, here, let(s), make, sleep, five, six, or,

off, today, must, has, funny, fast, say(s),
fall(s), far, live, wish

F words:
Fred, fox, furry, friend, Fran, frog, funny, forest, farm,
far, four, from, fit, fast, fall, fix, five, fields, flowers,
flowing, flash, for, few, foot, freezing, food, fire, fry,
fish, feed, fresh, fruit, forget, fine
Other words:
name, miles, maybe, set, cross, hay, river, hop,
across, Mr., crawl, log, hoppity-hop, rocks, steps, half,
way, hits, moss, lands, splash, wet, tired, hungry,
needs, back, day
Fox and Frog
A Read-Aloud Book
2002 Learning Page, Inc.
Written by Joe Slade
Illustrated by Nora Voutas
Learning Page, Inc.

Written by Joe Slade

Illustrated by Nora Voutas

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Fred is a fox. A very furry fox.

I dont like the forest, says Fred.

Fred has a friend. Her name is Fran.

I want to live on the farm.

Fran is a frog. A very funny frog.

The farm is very far, says Fran.

Fred and Fran live in the forest.

The farm is four miles from here.


The fox and the frog set off to the farm.

We are fit.

They cross five fields of flowers.

We can get there fast, says the fox.

They cross four fields of hay.

If we dont fall or get in a fix,

They must go fast to get there today.

we can get there by five or maybe six.


They come to a river. Its flowing fast.

The fox takes a few steps on the log.

I can hop across in a flash, says the frog.

He is halfway across.

You, Mr. Fox, can crawl across that log.

His foot hits some moss.

Hoppity-hop, over the rocks.

He falls off the log.

The frog is across. Now for the fox.

He lands with a splash.


Lets go back to the forest.

We can make a fire. We can fry a fish.
The fox is wet. Hes freezing too.

We can feed on fresh fruit.

Hes tired. Hes hungry.

We can sleep all day. Thats what I wish.

He needs some food.

Forget the farm. The forest is fine.



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