Reviews for Miss Fox's Class Goes Green

Booklist Reviews 2009 August #1
Sometimes books about doing the right thing can seem, well, tedious. But not so with the books about Miss Fox's class. This time out, the subject is helping the environment. When her students see Miss Fox biking to work, they want to know if her car has a flat tire. When she explains about going green, the students have all sorts of eco-friendly ideas of their own. The best part of this, besides Kennedy's exuberant watercolor pictures, is the way the kids consider their actions. It's great to get a new pair of gym shoes, but Squirrel realizes, "There is still a lot of fun-and-run in my old sneakers." Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring
Miss Fox rides her bike to school in an effort to go green. She encourages her students to follow her example, which in turn inspires the whole school. Peppy illustrations of the all-animal cast make recycling, reusing, etc., look like a party, but the book amounts to no more than an accretion of environmentally friendly vignettes. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Kirkus Reviews 2009 June #2
As in their earlier release, Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class (2008), Spinelli and Kennedy present a blueprint for social action. When her students wonder why Miss Fox is cycling to school, she answers that she's "going green" to cut down on pollution. The children enthusiastically embrace her new attitude: Mouse abjures the long, hot showers she loves; Squirrel tamps down his consumerist lust for a new pair of sneakers. The children adapt to their privation with enormous ease. Aside from a remark or two about "keeping our earth healthy," Miss Fox is silent about impending environmental doom, leaving the kids' commitment to green living curiously without any sense of how their individual efforts make a collective impact. Does only half the job. (Picture book. 4-8) Copyright Kirkus 2009 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 September

K-Gr 2--Spinelli and Kennedy speak to nascent environmentalists in a lighthearted tone while still stressing why it is important to "go green." Miss Fox and her students have constructive conversations, share conservation tips, and make informed choices about using energy. The colorful watercolor and ink illustrations go hand in hand with the lively presentation.--Sarah O'Holla, Village Community School, New York City

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