Chicken Little

Chicken Little


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BONK! An award-winning father-daughter team make the sky fall an entirely new way.

You may already know the tale of a not-quite-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an acorn and gravity convinces him the sky is falling, but you've never seen the story told this way. A brilliant collaboration brings us a bold and colorful retelling of the classic tale, as crazy-eyed Chicken and all his panicked friends run away from the sky and right into an eye-catching gatefold surprise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596434646
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 283,718
Product dimensions: 10.34(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Caldecott-Medalist for DRUMMER HOFF and creator of many bestselling books including how to draw series, ED EMBERLEY lives with his wife in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

REBECCA EMBERLEY has created more than 40 books for children, including a number of highly successful bilingual books. She lives in Kittery, Maine.

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Chicken Little 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
copad2thing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chicken Little ws not the brightest chicken. When an acorn fell from the sky and hit him on the head, he thinks that the sky is falling.
cmesa1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chicken Little is the cute story of a chicken that was not very bright and thought that sky was falling ... he made all the other animals to believe that the sky was falling and that they need it to run. Until they found the fox and the fox ate all the chicken . The store teach us that is always good to have a plan and ask yourself questions and not to follow someone because they are doing certain things.
ryann0423 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a Chicken who gets hit on the head with an acorn and thinks that they sky is falling. He then runs around with no plan in mind to warn his friends the sky is falling. They all follow him until they run into a fox who tells them he will protect them in a "cave" which is actually his mouth. It ends with the fox sneezing them all out. The illustrations in this book are fun and something a child could recreate for an art project. The story is good for read aloud when you are teaching children that they need to think for themselves and to plan things out.
josephm1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great retelling of a classic numbskull folktale. Rebecca and Ed Emberley revitalize this tale by adding vibrant, funny pictures. It adds to the silliness to these zany, thoughtless characters.
Marylee1973 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
a great classic story with very bright illustrations...each animal has a distinct look and chicken little is as worried as ever. A funny ending as all end up in the mouth of the fox only to be sneezed out...with one giant last fold out page. very cool!
Pangle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! So what are the foolish Chicken Little and his friends going to do about it? With all heart but no plan, Chicken Little and his friends run from whatever is making the sky fall. Can someone help? You'll delight in this journey with fun illustrations and wacky characters.
jasmine84 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is ok to me. It's not a nice book at all. The story line is kind of short and picture in the book is not pretty. I though this book is look the same like Chicken Little movie that I watched before. This book I don't like much.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gave it an extra star to compensate for the erroneous 1-star review below, which I commented on.Chicken Little is, of course, a classic fairy tale. This version hews pretty close to the original storyline (the only difference is that the poultry aren't eaten at the end... a disappointment, to be sure, but for some people that's probably a selling point!). The distinction comes in the creative collage-y illustrations, very bright and active and colorful, and the occasional sarcastic comments sprinkled in the text. (Off they're running and the narrator comments that there's "Still no plan" and "Well, with names like these, is it any wonder?")The ending is a bit disjointed - the fox's sneeze comes out of NOWHERE - but that's all right, the rest of the book makes up for it.
cshupp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really loved the art in this book. I don't particularly enjoy reading Chicken Little because it has been done so many times, but I think the art in this book made it easier for me to stomache the repitition.
oapostrophe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wonderful version of the story. The bright graphic colorful illustrations practically leap off the page. Super read aloud. Just read it with the kids followed by Chicken Big by Graves.
Sweetonbooks More than 1 year ago
This modern take on Chicken Little is sure to delight and amuse every reader, children and adults alike! Chicken Little is especially adorable in this edition, and as ditzy as ever. I am tempted to say that the illustrations are the stars here, but the retold tale is just as clever. The illustrations, done in collage style, have colors that are vivid and bright. The illustrations play an equally important role to the text in this book. The story is written in a humorous and wry style. When Loosey Goosey joins Chicken Little, Henny Penny, and Lucky Ducky on their madcap escapade, the narrator reminds us they still have no plan, but, "honestly, with names like these, is it any wonder?" This is funny stuff! The surprise twist at the end, unique to this retelling, is what makes this a perfect story for a read -aloud. But it is quite a romp, so not before bed or you won't get your little one to sleep!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago