Cork and Fuzz: Finders Keepers

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Cork and Fuzz: Finders Keepers is the story of two friends who learn that just because you find something that doesn’t make it yours.  The book is reviewed by Sweet on Books.

What You Need to Know:
• Cork and Fuzz are two funny friends, who have great adventures together.
• This is the 5th title in the series, but as this is the first book I have read, there is no series synopsis yet.
• Cork and Fuzz are entertaining in their interactions, making this an enjoyable read aloud.
• This book has been nominated for a 2009 Cybil Award. Please click the Cybils link on the left side of the page to learn more about the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards (Cybils).

Sweet Book Summary:
Cork is a short muskrat who likes to find things and Fuzz is a tall possum who likes to keep things. “Two best friends. Kind of the same, but different.” When Cork loses a green stone, Fuzz finds it and feels justified in keeping it. Finder’s keepers! What child or parent can’t relate to this struggle? Cork amusingly tries to convince Fuzz that he can’t keep everything he finds, especially when it clearly belongs to others. But it is not until Cork and Fuzz encounter a cute little chipmunk does Fuzz learn this lesson.

This is a playful, comical little romp that will entertain your young reader and will leave them wanting more Cork and Fuzz. I know I am eager to read more of the series now. Also, it’s refreshing to have some new “buddy” stories to choose from. Not just the old reliable, like Frog and Toad and Henry and Mudge. Not that there is anything wrong with those classics. Just nice to add some new titles to that mix!

Author: Dori Chaconas Illustrator: LIsa McCue Published: 2009, 32 pages
Themes: Animals, Humor, Excellent Read-Aloud, Exquisite Illustrations, Adventure, and Friendship

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