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review 2017-04-08 02:57
Chicken Little - Rebecca Emberley,Ed Emberley

There are many renditions of this story. This one begins with an acorn falling on chicken little’s head, then him thinking that the sky is falling. Before analyzing the situation, Chicken Little panics and runs to warn everyone else that the sky is falling. Everyone that he runs into believes him and joins him on his journey. They end up running into a fox, who offers his mouth as a cave for them to hide in. Before the fox has the chance to swallow the animals, he accidentally sneezes them out, which is the end of the story. Chicken Little’s lack of analyzing the situation almost leads to him and his friends getting eaten!


This can be used in the classroom for sequencing; students can sequence the events or the characters that chicken little runs into. It can also be used to discuss making assumptions and not thinking before acting, and how that can lead to trouble.



  • Lexile Measure: AD500L
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review 2016-02-04 02:23
This time, the sky isn't falling...
Prairie Chicken Little - Jackie Mims Hopkins


Out on the grasslands where bison roam, Mary McBlicken the prairie chicken is scritch-scratchin' for her breakfast, when all of a sudden she hears a rumblin' and a grumblin' and a tumblin'.


"Stampede's a comin'!" Mary squawks.


-from the book jacket


I have heard our librarian read this book many times and the students LOVE it. Our librarian is great with accents and voices and the story is quite cute. Instead of the sky falling (as in the original Chicken Little story), here Mary thinks a stampede is coming. She heads off to warn Red Dog Dan and gathers her friends along the way. Wait until you find out what is making the noise.


The panic is quite evident in the illustrations, as the feathers are flying and the eyes are bulging. They also bring movement to the story as the grass is blowing and the animals are hurrying along. The illustrations are done with watercolor, ink, and colored pencils and perfectly complement the story. 


Fun read aloud story that delights students in grades K through 3, and may even be appreciated by older kids when given the chance.


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Read aloud to children everywhere.

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review 2014-09-13 23:04
Prairie Chicken Little
Prairie Chicken Little - Jackie Mims Hopkins

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 animal’s faces and the text make this book fun to read.

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review 2014-03-30 00:00
Chicken Little: The Junior Novelization (Junior Novel)
Chicken Little: The Junior Novelization (Junior Novel) - Walt Disney Company,Irene Trimble A great children's book
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review 2013-03-08 00:00
Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Prairie Chicken Little - Jackie Mims Hopkins

a cute and funny re-telling of the classic Chicken Little "the sky is falling" story.
here we find Mary McBlicken the prairie chicken, who hears a sudden rumbling and a grumbling and a tumbling, in a fluster and on her way to the ranch to tell cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan that a stampede is coming. They’ll know what to do!
along the way Mary gathers her friends before an unfriendly encounter with Slim Brody the sly coyote, from whom cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan save them from. after which the true cause of the rumbling, grumbling and tumbling is discovered, and all the friends have wonderful supper together.

good fun little book with great illustrations!

** thanks to NetGalley & the publishers for this copy!

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