Animal Crackers Fly the Coopby Kevin O'Malley
Kevin O'Malley is going for joke with a tongue-and-chicken barn yarn that's sure to appeal to fans of his New York Times bestseller, Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. Turning the Grimm's fairy tale The Brementown Musicians on its funny bone, O'Malley has revised the classic story of four animals who part ways with their respective farmers to explore their artistic sides, this time sending them in search of belly laughs . . . and a great location for a comedy club. When they foil a band of robbers using their joke-telling talents, the animals--including one determined comedi-hen--finally prove they can kill the crowd with laughter.
“Praise for Animal Crackers Fly the Coop” :
“A Spring 2010 IndieBound Next Pick” .
“School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year” .
“A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book” .
“Clever, well executed, and loaded with laughs.” School Library Journal, starred review
“With a high joke-per-page ratio, this is, as Hen would say, an 'udderly' 'egg-straordinary' 'bawk” Booklist
- Walker & Company
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- First Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.04(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.47(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
KEVIN O'MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and the national bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Punny, punny stuff. O'Malley retells the fairy tale, The Bremen Town Musicians, using as many groan-producing jokes as he can wrangle into a single picture book. A chicken who longs to be a stand-up comedi(hen)ne flies the coop after her farmer issues an ultimatum: lay eggs or FRYday, your goose is cooked (so to speak.) She hits the road (rather than crossing it) and encounters a dog, a cat, and a cow who share her dream of comedic stardom. Hilarity ensues. O'Malley is a talented illustrator -- the artwork here has an almost photorealistic quality that gives this supremely silly story a gritty counterpoint. Not hard to predict what most kids will say when you get to the last page: READ IT AGAIN!