Prairie Chicken Little

Prairie Chicken Little

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Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Mims Hopkins, Henry Cole

In this prairie-style twist on Chicken Little, Mary McBlicken hears a rumble and is sure a stampede s a comin'! She sets off to warn Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan, gathering up her friends along the way. Before they can get there, though, the band of prairie critters gets tricked by a mean Coyote and trapped in his evil den. Will the friends escape in time? And where is that rumbling coming from after all?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561456949
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,239,199
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Prairie Chicken Little 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
There’s a stampede a comin’ and Mary the prairie chicken is off to tell Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan about it, so lickety-splickety she set off. She heard a rumbling and a grumbling and a tumbling on the grassland when she searching for breakfast and she knew she had to do something. Just like the classic story Chicken Little, Mary runs into a variety of animals who run off with her before meeting up a sly coyote who leads them on a winding path back to his den. His den is littered with a pizza box and soda but these animals are clever and the coyote meets his match. What’s the rumbling and a grumbling and the tumbling that Mary heard, well you’ll have to talk to Cowboy Stan as he’s the one with the answer that explains everything to the animals. The expressions on the animals faces and the text make this book fun to read.
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book! Prairie Chicken is a chicken named Mary who hears a rumbling in her stomach. She thinks the rumbling is a stampede of bison and wants to warn her friends. So she runs and meets up with very cute animals. The prairie animals are gullible and follow a fox into his den. The sly fox thinks he will have a great dinner but is not prepared when Mary (Prairie Chicken Little) and her animal friends start a big ruckus. The faithful horse and dog are close enough to the den that they hear the ruckus being made and realize that Mary and friends are in trouble. Horse and dog come and chase the fox far away and then fix a great supper after which Mary does not hear the rumbling any more. The author has taken a famous old story of "chicken little, the sky is falling" fame and rewritten it delightfully. The illustrations are colorful and very expressive. The action shown in the art is lively and absolutely funny. The critters "body language" and facial expressions will have readers chuckling. DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was given us by Peachtree Publishers in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.
book4children More than 1 year ago
Illustrations can really make or break a picture book. Fortunately, the illustrations in this book are fantastic. The animals all have a lot of personality and expression. I love the way the pictures are shown from the perspective of the chicken. So any animals that are bigger or smaller than she is are portrayed respectively. The story itself is funny and entertaining to read. It is a good book to read out loud to your children, especially if you do fun voices for each of the characters.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Mary McBlicken a prairie chicken fears a stampede and rushes to the ranch to warn her friends Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan.  They will surely know what to do.  On the way she rounds up some of her furry and feathered friends.  They too want to know what Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan have to say about the rumblin' and tumblin' Mary heard.  Before they got to the ranch a coyote offers to show them a shortcut to the ranch.  But is this a trick? Can the coyote be trusted? He sure had a big grin on his face. Why would anyone be happy about a stampede?  Will they get to Stan and Dan in time to stop the stampede? This is one of the most enjoyable and funny books I have read in a long while.  It had a cute repetitive rhythmic sing song to the story.  Loved the western accent the characters had with the common slang of the wild west.  The illustration told the story with the funny characters in their rustic old west colors of the creatures and their habitat.  The ending was a real hoot!  Love it! Love it!  I am still smiling. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my honest opinion.