Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Emma Dodd
Emily is worried about going to school for the first time, but her friend Foxy is determined to help. She’s worried that she doesn’t have everything she needed, and lucky for her, Foxy has a magic tail that can help out. Some of his tries don’t get her what she needs, like when his tail produces an elephant instead of an eraser. Her biggest fear of all, though, is that no one at school will like her. Foxy assures her that she doesn’t need any of his magic to help her make friends.
This is a cute book good to read to children who might be worried about starting school. Foxy’s appearance isn’t explained, and the story probably would have been better it the mistakes had more of a logical relation so that readers could guess what Foxy might accidentally make happen next. Still, it is fun that even though Foxy makes mistakes, he always tries again because he wants to help his friend. Young readers and their parents will enjoy this cute story and the reassurance that making friends at school doesn’t need any special magic.