Gimme Cracked Corn & I Will Share


One night Chicken had a dream about buried treasure—a treasure trove of corn.

And the corn is always sweeter on the other farm . . . or at least that’s what Chicken thinks.

His friend George agrees.


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One night Chicken had a dream about buried treasure—a treasure trove of corn.

And the corn is always sweeter on the other farm . . . or at least that’s what Chicken thinks.

His friend George agrees.

Hopefully they can find it once they cross the road.

Will Chicken’s corny treasure be all it’s cracked up to be?

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Editorial Reviews

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: 9780606318907
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (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

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