I loved this book as soon as I read it! It’s a super silly, simple picture book that would be great for early readers. I LOVE the illustrations and Ox’s last line at the end. Unfortunately, I feel it’s a bit small for storytime…. which means it’s a perfect candidate for flannel! I’m pretty proud of this flannel- totally freehand. It took forever, but I’m so happy with how it turned out.
Basically, Fox is freaking out because he lost his sock. Ox tries to help out and find it. I love doing this as a flannel because it’s a great opportunity to ask kids “How can you tell?” and encourage them to explain why the sock Ox holds isn’t a match. There’s a lot going on in this book with patterns, visual discrimination, compare/contrast, and vocabulary. At the end, we find out Ox has Fox’s sock- he’s been using it as a hat to hold things! Why wouldn’t Ox just use his pockets?
OX: …BECAUSE I’M NOT WEARING PANTS!
Anyways, many thanks to Lindsey at Jbrary for hosting this week! Be sure to check out the rest of the round up for more fun flannel ideas!
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