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Children's LiteratureEyes peering from a leaf pile frighten a duck and a goose. One barnyard animal after another joins those running from a supposed loose coyote, which is "really big." The scary, leaf-covered monster takes many forms. The animals run, appropriate a jeep, race through a barn, through rain, and into the second story window of a house before the truth is revealed. This variation on "Henny Penny, the Sky Is Falling," is in rollicking rhyme and has a more joyful outcome than the Henny Penny story. The brightly colored, funny animals with expressive faces were created by the collaboration of the artists: one drawing the lines and the other filling in the colors. Children will enjoy the imaginative animals and the humor of the situation. 2004, HarperChildrens, Ages 4 to 7.