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Capture the Flag
Kate Messner


Chicken Little PDF Print E-mail

What You Need to Know:
• A hysterical take on an old favorite.
• The illustrations are vibrant, colorful and sure to draw your young reader into the book.
• This story begs to be read aloud.
• This book would make a great gift, even better paired with the authors other title, The Red Hen.
• Click here for an entertaining little video about the book.
Sweet Book Summary:
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!
Author: Rebecca and Ed Emberley Illustrator: Rebecca and Ed Emberley Published: 2009, 34 pages
Themes: Animals, Fairy Tales, Adventure
Sweet Discussion Questions:
• Do you think it was a good idea for the birds to go running around without a plan?
• Would you just follow what a friend is doing without thinking, like Chicken Little's friends?
• How come the birds didn't realize Foxy Loxy was dangerous?
• How did you feel after the surprise ending?
• If Chicken Little and the other birds had a plan, do you think the story would be as funny? Why, why not?
If You Liked This Book, Try:
The Red Hen, Rebecca and Ed Emberley
Duck for President, Doreen Cronin
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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