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The Resource Cork & Fuzz : finders keepers, by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Cork & Fuzz : finders keepers, by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

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Cork & Fuzz : finders keepers
Title
Cork & Fuzz
Title remainder
finders keepers
Statement of responsibility
by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Title variation
  • Cork and Fuzz : finder keepers
  • Finders keepers
Title variation remainder
finders keepers
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although Cork the muskrat is short and likes to find things and Fuzz the possum is tall and likes to keep things, the pair remain best friends even after Fuzz finds Cork's lost stone and decides to keep it
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Tone
Character
Review
  • K-Gr 2— Best friends Cork the muskrat and Fuzz the possum ("kind of the same, but different") continue their adventures when Fuzz finds Cork's new green stone, recently lost, and wants to keep it. They argue, but reconcile when a chipmunk makes off with the coveted item. This addition to the series maintains the characters' personalities as well as the authenticity of the friendship—like real children, they have to compromise and think the best of one another if they are to retain their relationship. McCue continues to give these characters a variety of expressions and convincing body language while remaining true to their animal natures. A welcome addition to easy-reader collections.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC --Lisa Egly Lehmuller (Reviewed January 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 1, p73)
  • Cork the muskrat loves to find things like feathers and smooth sticks, while Fuzz the opossum likes to keep things like food in his mouth. These best friends, adorably drawn by McCue in ink and watercolor, come into mild conflict when Cork loses his best green stone and Fuzz finds it, chanting, "Finders keepers." Fuzz also finds a wiggling hump of fallen leaves. As the story progresses it becomes evident that Fuzz is not the brighter of the two: "Should I hit it?" he asks, brandishing a stick. Soon enough they discover a hidden chipmunk within the leaves, who enjoys playing his own game of finders keepers. Fifth in the series, this simple, sweet tale offers a lesson, wisely pronounced by Cork: "Sometimes we cannot keep the things we find." It's clear from these pals that true friendship can withstand all sorts of mishaps. This Level 3 in the Viking Easy-To-Read program offers a touch more in linguistic sophistication than the venerable Frog and Toad but definitely partakes of that timeless sensibility. (Early reader. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
302065
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaconas, Dori
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.C342
LC item number
Cof 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCue, Lisa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cork & Fuzz
Series volume
0005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Lost and found possessions
  • Opossums
  • Muskrat
Target audience
primary
Label
Cork & Fuzz : finders keepers, by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780670011131
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2008021551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 2008021551
  • (OCoLC)233798763
Label
Cork & Fuzz : finders keepers, by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780670011131
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2008021551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 2008021551
  • (OCoLC)233798763

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