Chicken Little

Rebecca and Ed Emberly’s rendition of this childhood classic scores points not only for its eye-popping illustrations but also its tongue-in-cheek commentary about how absolutely silly it is for Chicken Little and his feathered friends to be running around “without a plan.” (And “honestly, with names like these, is it any wonder?”) The name “Turkey Lurkey” alone got my toddler to eat turkey for months. Giggle factor: high. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: five jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on May 28, 2010.

4 Responses to “Chicken Little”

  1. For other books by the Emberley family, see There Was an Old Monster:
    https://picturebookjournal.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/there-was-an-old-monster/
    Enjoy!

  2. […] Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book about Feelings exhibits all the same traits that make There Was an Old Monster and Chicken Little so appealing: bright colors, goofy graphics, and, in this case, silly masks. […]

  3. […] If You’re a Monster and You Know It is the latest offering by the Emberley family, creators of Chicken Little, There Was an Old Monster, and Glad Monster, Sad Monster. (Sense a trend?) […]

  4. […] Two more attempted bedtime stories end abruptly with the little red chicken saving Little Red Riding Hood and Chicken Little. The childlike humor of this wonderfully illustrated picture book will bring belly laughs from kids, particularly those who know the original stories. […]

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