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Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share

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In this eggstraordinary adventure, packed with puns and Kevin O’Malley’s trademark humor, a chicken dreams of buried treasure in a distant barn somewhere across the road. When he and his pal fly the coop and set out on a journey to find the golden corn, their quest reminds us that sometimes we need to leave home to find out that things we really treasure are right where we started from.

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Overview

In this eggstraordinary adventure, packed with puns and Kevin O’Malley’s trademark humor, a chicken dreams of buried treasure in a distant barn somewhere across the road. When he and his pal fly the coop and set out on a journey to find the golden corn, their quest reminds us that sometimes we need to leave home to find out that things we really treasure are right where we started from.

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Editorial Reviews

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A New York Times bestseller

 
“Verbal hijinks and rib-tickling artwork will provide readers with ‘egg-stremely egg-ceptional’ giggles.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 

“A frittata of fun.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 
“Fans of corny humor and ‘punny yolks’ will welcome this tale.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Children's Literature
In a zany text filled with pun-ny fun, Chicken and his friend George set off to find the barn in Chicken’s dream, where a treasure of cracked corn is buried under a pink pig. On their way, they exchange such gems as crossing the road to a playground “to get to the other slide,” and when threatened by a cat, “make like an egg on a hill…ROLL.” They reach the barn and find the pig, who dismisses their dream but tells one of his own. This inspires Chicken to go back home and dig there. The ending is indeed “Egg-stra-ordinary!” And “corny.” There is considerably “egg-stra” fun contributed by O’Malley’s finely-textured black ink drawings scanned and colored in Photoshop. Naturalistic settings contrast with the comic pair of fowls and their barnyard friends. The brief text is set in framed boxes, but the punch lines are delivered in heavily outlined speech balloons in a very bold typeface. The dancing corn ears on the cover and sailing across the end-pages only hint at the fun inside. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802723628
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 896,888
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

KEVIN O'MALLEY has been amassing high praise and impressive awards for his picture books, including numerous starred reviews and two School Library Journal Best Books of the Year. He is also the illustrator and coauthor of the best-selling Miss Malarkey series for Walker & Company. Kevin lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two sons.Visit his Web site at www.booksbyomalley.com

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