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Brave Chicken Little
by Robert Byrd


Overview - "Whack "

What s that?

Could it be? A piece of the sky

Oh my

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.  Read more...


 
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More About Brave Chicken Little by Robert Byrd
 
 
 
Overview
"Whack "

What s that?

Could it be? A piece of the sky

Oh my

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

Cleverly retold and exquisitely illustrated by Robert Byrd, "Brave Chicken Little" transforms a cautionary fable into a tale of triumph."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780670786169
  • ISBN-10: 0670786160
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-05-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Byrd’s rewrite of the Chicken Little story is a distinct improvement on traditional versions that see Foxy Loxy triumph; Byrd (Electric Ben!) lets Chicken Little defeat him. The story is set in a countryside lined with stone walls and shaded by green trees, and the animals are dressed in 18th-century cravats and waistcoats, finery that looks particularly good on the stout Piggy Wiggy and the mole twins, Roly and Poly Moley. Lured by Foxy Loxy into the cellar with the rest of the sky-is-falling gang, Chicken Little escapes through a tiny window and gives Foxy Loxy a fright of his own, smacking him and his family on the head with apples. “Oh me, oh my!” Foxy Loxy cries, “I’ve just been hit by a piece of the sky!” (He always speaks in verse.) In pen-and-ink spreads drawn with a sense of lyricism pleasantly at odds with the slapstick prose, Byrd outlines every leaf, feather, and blade of grass, and pays careful attention to light and shadow, washing the dirt paths with the gold of the afternoon sun and tracing the long shadows as it sets. Ages 4–up. (Aug.)

 
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