Reading Rainbow

Fox On The Job

Season 7, Episode 10 of 10

While washing his car, LeVar Burton introduces the book, "Fox on the J ob", by James Marshall, read by Fred Newman. Fox breaks his bicycle sh owing off. When his mother won't give him money to by a new one, Fox d ecides to get a job. His first stop is Pizza Time, but fox accidently delivers his sister's pet mice instead of the pizza. Fired from his fi rst job, Fox works at the Haunted House, but quits because he is scare d. Then Fox comes up with a bright idea. To help sell beds, Fox climbs into the store window and demonstrates just how comfortable the beds are by sleeping there. A video montage of varied occupations including a firemen, police offices, office workers and a dog walker, intercuts "Fox on the Job". Wayne Francis a 15yr living in the Bronx, describes the job he created selling nail polish to neighborhood girls to pay f or his college education. The kids review three books on careers: "Pig Pig Gets a Job", "Helping Out" and "Music Music for Everyone".

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