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TESSA ON HER OWN-Homeless, Moving, Self-Esteem Children's Book (Life Skills Childrens eBooks Text-Only Version 24) Kindle Edition

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Series: Life Skills Childrens eBooks Text-Only Version (Book 24) Age Level: 6 - 8 Grade Level: K - 2

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From Publishers Weekly

Tessa, a red fox kit, is too lazy to hunt, but she can always talk her brother Rex into sharing his catch. Finally Rex's altruism wears thin, and he declares that he's going off on his own. Not to be outdone, Tessa goes her own way as well, eventually vying with the raccoons for the scraps in city garbage cans. Only after she is trapped overnight in a dumpster does Tessa finally face up to her indolence and resolve to change. Lest any reader miss the point, an afterword addressed to "parents and educators" pounds home the book's didactic purpose: people "must work to live succesfully." However, Maeno's (Minou; Kylie's Song) lovely watercolors, filled with botanical abilities, may redeem this heavy-handed story for some nature lovers. The illustrated endpapers add facts about flora and fauna glimpsed within. A videocassette and an activity guide are also available. Ages 5-9.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Kindergarten-Grade 1?Tessa is a lazy fox who decides to go live on her own. She survives by eating out of garbage cans and gets caught in a dumpster, where she spends hours contemplating her indolence and subsequently vows to learn to hunt. While the book claims to promote self-reliance, the plodding and uninvolving writing and the use of anthropomorphism just muddle the issue. The endpapers contain a two-page spread of information on the Ojai Valley, CA, which gives the definite impression that this is a nonfiction title; however, very few facts are offered and the emphasis is placed instead on animals' (decidedly human) emotions and thought processes. The illustrations rely heavily on wide-eyed creatures smiling at one another, with the piece de resistance being Tristan, a dog fox, stepping out of the tall grass and introducing himself to Tessa. This well-meaning, but unfocused, meandering effort misses the mark by a mile.?Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 101 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC Self-Esteem and Self Respect Publications-MarshMedia (October 10, 2010)
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0046REKJA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,356,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rosette on April 3, 2013
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This is a charming story with beautiful illustrations that will help children learn that it is neither desirable nor beneficial to be lazy, and that they need to develop skills as they grow which will help them to live on their own someday when they are grown. The "Letter to Parents & Educators" with the questions at the end of the story will help children think about and discuss the message that the story conveys. The "Enrichment" page with ecological information about the wildlife in that part of California where the story takes place is also a plus. This story is a nice way to teach these valuable life lessons to children, and is highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abby Rood on March 2, 2012
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This is a nice story about learning to take care of yourself and not being selfish. However, although the hardcover version is apparently a very nice picture book, the kindle version has no illustrations at all and is just plain text. I was disappointed to see that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Antony Scott on March 3, 2012
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OK book, but for kids, illistrations are a big part of the fun. If you have a kindle, don't buy.
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Tessa on her own Homeless, Moving, Self-Reliance Children's Picture Book by Chasse is another great animal story with message. Tessa the fox learns how to be independent by doing herself. Something every child should learn. The illustrations are fabulous, although I found the print too small for the book layout. However I definitely recommend this story because the storyline shines! :)
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By Darcy Hoban on January 24, 2013
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Bought this book for my child, and she loves it and it can keep her occupied when needed. Easy to do.
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By Lilfroglady on January 19, 2013
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Great practice reading for little ones with a good moral for the children to learn. My third grade girl loved the story.
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