Monday, August 12, 2013

Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Mims Hopkins & illustrated by Henry Cole

  • Hardcover: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-56145-694-9
Review:  This is a fun book!  Prairie Chicken is a chicken named Mary who hears a rumbling in her stomach. She thinks the rumbling is a stampede of bison and wants to warn her friends. So she runs and meets up with very cute animals. The prairie animals are gullible and follow a fox into his den. The sly fox thinks he will have a great dinner but is not prepared when Mary (Prairie Chicken Little) and her animal friends start a big ruckus.

The faithful horse and dog are close enough to the den that they hear the ruckus being made and realize that Mary and friends are in trouble. Horse and dog come and chase the fox far away and then fix a great supper after which Mary does not hear the rumbling any more.

The author has taken a famous old story of "chicken little, the sky is falling" fame and rewritten it delightfully.

The illustrations are colorful and very expressive. The action shown in the art is lively and absolutely funny. The critters "body language" and facial expressions will have readers chuckling. (rev. M.Hicks)

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was given us by Peachtree Publishers in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

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