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CORK AND FUZZ

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Spring Cleaning


Cork and Fuzz:
Spring Cleaning

Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2015
ISBN: 978-0-670-01686-0

Cork was a short muskrat.

He liked to clean.

Spring cleaning made him very, very happy.

 

Fuzz was a tall possum.

He did not like to clean.

Spring cleaning made him very, very tired.

 

Two best friends. One always ready to work hard.

The other one hardly ever ready to work.

 

Art © 2015 Lisa McCue




Wait a Minute Cover

Cork and Fuzz:
Wait a Minute

Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2014
ISBN: 978-0-670-01481-1

Cork was a short  muskrat. He knew how to wait.
If Fuzz slept late, Cork said, "Oh well, I will wait for him to wake up.

Fuzz was a tall possum. If Cork slept late, Fuzz said, "Cork, wake up! Wake up right now!"

Two best friends. One knew how to wait. The other one just knew how to be Fuzz.

Art © 2014 Lisa McCue

No Fooling cover 300 size

Cork and Fuzz:
No Fooling

Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2012
ISBN: 978-0-670-01429-3

Cork was a short muskrat. He liked adventures. He liked small adventures. Most of his adventures were safe.

Fuzz was a tall possum. He liked adventures. He liked big adventures. Most of his adventures got him into trouble.

Two best friends. One thought about being careful. The other one did not think at all.


Art © 2012 Lisa McCue
The swimming lesson cover
Cork and Fuzz:
The Swimming Lesson

Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2011
ISBN: 978-0-670-01281-7
Cork was a short muskrat. His house was in the middle of a pond. He made it with sticks and reeds and mud. It was a muskrat kind of thing.

Fuzz was a tall possum. He house was a hole in a tree. He stuffed it with leaves and grass. It was a possum kind of thing.

One wet muskrat and one dry possum. They were different, but they played together every day. It was a fun kind of thing.

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Art © 2011 Lisa McCue
 

A Junior Library Guild Selection

  CCBC Choices 2011 Selection

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award Winner

Cork and Fuzz:
The Babysitters
Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2010
ISBN: 978-0-670-01200-8

"Where did you find the pokie-pie?" Fuzz said.
"I did not find him," Cork said. "His mother gave him to me."
"To keep?" Fuzz asked.
"Not to keep," Cork said. "I am helping.  I am babysitting."
Fuzz looked at the porcupine. "I would not want to babysit on him," Fuzz said.  "I would get poked with a pokie."
"Erk!" said the baby porcupine.

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  Art © 2010 Lisa McCue



Junior Library Guild Premiere Selection

Chicago Public Library 
BEST OF THE BEST Book 2009

Cork and Fuzz:
Finders Keepers
 
Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2009
ISBN: 978-0-670-01113-1

"I found a baby something," Fuzz said.
"It is not a baby," Cork said.  "It is a chip-mouse." 
"He is cute and bouncy," Fuzz said. "I think I will keep him."
"You cannot keep a chip-mouse," Cork said.
"I found him," Fuzz said. "I can keep him for a pet.  Finders keepers!"
"Oh, brother!" Cork said.

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  Art © 2009 Lisa McCue

* CCBC Choices Award 2009

Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year 2009


Cork and Fuzz:
The Collectors
Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2008
ISBN 978-0-670-06286-7

"Peep! Peep! Peep!"
The ducklings popped out of their shells. 
They ran to Fuzz.
"They see your feather," Cork said.  "They think you are their mother."
"Really?" Fuzz said.  "I will collect these baby buzzard bees!"
"You collect too many things," Cork said.

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  Art © 2008 Lisa McCue





* CCBC Choices Award 2008

* Garden State Childrenís Book Award 2009-2010 Master List

 

Cork and Fuzz:
Good Sports
Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2007
ISBN 0-670-06145-X

"I want to play stick ball," Cork said.
"I do not know how to play stick ball," Fuzz said.
"I will show you," Cork said. He found a big, round pinecone. "This pinecone will be the ball, right?"
"Right," said Fuzz. "And that stick will be the stick, right?"
"Right," said Cork.
"I am learning fast," Fuzz said.

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Art © 2007 Lisa McCue

 

Starred Review!  KIRKUS

* A Junior Library Guild Selection
* 2007 Texas 2 X 2 Reading List
* 2007 ALA Notable List
*
CCBC Choices Award 2007
* Garden State Childrenís Book Award 2008-2009

Cork and Fuzz: 
Short and Tall

Level 3 ~ Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read 2006
ISBN 0-670-05985-4

"Something is not right," Cork said. "I am older than you, but you are taller than me."
"Does it matter that I am taller than  you?" Fuzz asked.
"I am older," Cork said. "I need to be taller.  It is a rule. Do you think you can be shorter?"

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Art © 2006 Lisa McCue

Cork and Fuzz book 1

Starred Review!  KIRKUS

Chicago Public Library 
BEST OF THE BEST Book 2005

2008-2009 Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award

Cork and Fuzz
Level 3 ~  Ages 6-9 ~ Grades 1-3

Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Viking EZ-To-Read Book 2005
ISBN 0-670-03602-1

"My name is name is Fuzz," the possum said.
"My name is Cork," said the muskrat.
"Are you a duck?" Fuzz asked. "Ducks go cork! cork!"
"Duck do not go cork! cork!" Cork said. "Ducks go quack! quack!  I am a muskrat. I float like a cork."
"I float like a rock," Fuzz said.

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Art © 2005 Lisa McCue

 

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