Saturday, January 11, 2014

Prairie Chicken Little

Prairie Chicken Little
by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Illustrated by Henry Cole

Genre: Picture Book, Fracture Fairy Tale

Synopsis: Out on the grasslands where bison roam, Mary McBlicken the prairie chicken is scritch-scratchin' for her breakfast when all of a sudden she hears a rumblin' and a grumblin' and a tumblin'.

"Stampede's a comin'!"  Mary squawks.

She sets off to warn Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan, gathering up her friends along the way.  But before they can get to the ranch, the band of prairie critters is waylaid by Slim Brody the sly coyote.

The rumbling's getting louder.

Will they escape in time?

Review: This was a fun rendition of Chicken Little set on the prairie.  Mary McBlicken, the prairie chicken little, things a stampede is coming instead of the sky falling.  She tells all the other animals and they almost get duped by Coyote Slim Brody.  Of course Mary is wrong that a stampede is coming but I won't tell you what the rumbling and grumbling is.  This was a fun way to introduce kids to prairie animals.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

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