Why Did The Chicken Cross My Blog?
To get her book reviewed of course!
I have a dynamic duo of delightful chicken picture books to tell you about!
Written and Illustrated by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
40 pages – ages 4+
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books on January 7, 2014
Summary (from the inside jacket) – “Henny wasn’t a typical chicken. Henny had arms. And dreams. And plans. Big Plans.”
What I thought – This is a hilarious picture book about being unique! Henny isn’t sure what to do with her arms – she liked them, yet she didn’t like them. They made her different (good), and they made her different (bad). This is a wonderful story about finding yourself. Henny doesn’t know what to do with her arms and the results are awesome! Here is an example of what I mean (plus you get to see the awesome illustrations):
See what I mean? Ms. Stanton has created a wonderful story about a unique chicken with a wonderful meaning – be yourself.
To learn more about Henny, please visit the publisher’s website HERE.
To learn more about Ms. Stanton and her other works, please visit her website HERE.
Retold and Illustrated by Robert Byrd
40 pages – ages 4+
Published by Viking Juvenile on August 7, 2014
Summary (from the inside jacket) –
Could it be? A piece of the sky!
Chicken Little and his friends run, run, run to tell the king. Nothing stands in the way except…the sly Foxy Loxy. Surely they have time to stop for lunch with Foxy and his kits. But what happens when Chicken Little and company find themselves on the menu?
What this classic story needs is a new ending and a brave hero. And maybe this time, it’s Chicken Little!”
What I thought – This book is a marvelous retelling of “Chicken Little”! I love that our young chick here is a real problem-solver. When faced with a serious situation, he calmly handles it (unlike in the original story). The illustrations are breath-taking, and I think it is really cool how they have an old-time feeling to them. I like that the clothes match the time period the art style portrays. Mr. Byrd has written a wonderful version of Chicken Little while still keeping the great fairytale feel to the story!
To learn more about this great re-telling of the classic story, please visit the publisher’s website HERE.
Categories: Age 1-5