Brave Chicken Little

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Brave Chicken Little by Robert Byrd
Hardcover $17.99

Aug 07, 2014 | 40 Pages | 4-8 years

  • Hardcover $17.99

    Aug 07, 2014 | 40 Pages | 4-8 years

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“Byrd’s rewrite of the Chicken Little story is a distinct improvement on traditional versions…pen-and-ink spreads drawn with a sense of lyricism [are] pleasantly at odds with the slapstick prose.” – Publishers Weeklystarred review

“So much attention and detail has been lavished on each flora and fauna enhanced spread that children will want repeat viewings. That will give them more time to catch the humor that can be broad (CL cellar escape) or subtle (the range of expressions on the animals’ faces).” – Booklist, starred review

“This is the most fun version of Chicken Little since Paul Galdone’s Henny Penny (Seabury Press, 1968).” —Library Media Connection

“A handsome, most welcome addition to the…literature of folk and fairy tales.”  —Kirkus

“Byrd upends both the classic tale’s conventions and its cautionary message; still, his revision works as an underdog-makes-good story, much abetted by his elegantly detailed illustrations.” —Horn Book

“Alliteration, occasional rhyming, and poetic language add richness to the storytelling and strengthen the readaloud potential.” —BCCB


“A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers.” – Kirkus, starred review

“…this book shimmers with excitement, begging to be read.” – The Horn Book, starred review

“It’s a fascinating and comprehensive portrait, and an asset for student research.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Large in format and ambitious in scope, this appealingly designed book spotlights Benjamin Franklin and

his times.” – Booklist, starred review

“Author/illustrator Robert Byrd presents highlights of the long and varied life of one of America’s most famous citizens in this picture book biography.” – Library Media Connection, starred review

“a true standout…bright, witty, informative and cleverly organized as the man himself.” – The New York Times

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