Friday, February 22, 2013

Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Mims Hopkins

I haven't seen a prairie chicken yet, but I'm going to be real disappointed if it doesn't look like the one in this book.  Henry Cole is the illustrator and his graphics are great!

Peachtree Publishers sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's a gorgeous picture book that will be published in March.  Check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This would be a fun book to read aloud.  The author gives the animals sing songy names and uses the words a rumbling, a grumbling, and a tumbling several times to describe the noise Mary Blicken, the prairie chicken has heard.

The animals all have "punny" names and the coyote tries to trick them into his den, but they escape.  What Mary is hearing is not a stampede, but you'll have to read the book and see what it is.  It will make you smile.

Happy reading.  

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