Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Henny Penny" by Paul Galdone

Title: "Henny Penny"
Author: Paul Galdone
Illustrator: none listed
Genre: Folk Tale
Grade level: pre-k to 1st grade
Characters: Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey, Turkey Lurkey, Foxy Loxy, king
Summary: An acorn falls from a tree and hits Henny Penny on the head. Henny Penny believes that the sky is falling and proceeds to journey the king and share her news. Along the way, Henny Penny acquires a group of characters who want to tell the king as well. Before they reach the king, they run into Foxy Loxy. Foxy Loxy offers to show a "short cut" to the king's palace and the group follows. Foxy Loxy eats the group and no one shares news with the king. I really think that children would enjoy this story, because it was repetitive, somewhat predictable. and funny. I would recommend this book.

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