Thursday, March 7, 2013

Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Mims Hopkins, illustrated by Henry Cole ~ Giveaway

About Book

When Mary McBlicken the prairie chicken hears a rumblin' and a grumblin', she sets off to warn her friends in this prairie-style twist on Chicken Little.

Mary McBlicken is sure a stampede's a comin'! She hurries to the ranch, gathering up her friends-a prairie dog, a jack rabbit, and a meadowlark-along the way. Before the fine feathered and furry folks get to their destination, they encounter a coyote who says he knows a shortcut. Should they trust him? Will they find Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan in time? And where is that rumbling coming from anyway?

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 978-1561456-949
Ages: 4-7

Where to buy:  Amazon, Barnes&Noble

About Author

Jackie Mims Hopkins is a storyteller, a school librarian and a former teacher. She is the author of several children's books, including The Three Armadillies Tuff and The Gold Miner's Daughter. She lives in Texas. You can visit Jackie Mims Hopkins’s website here.

About Illustrator

Henry Cole is the illustrator of more than forty books for children, including bestsellers such as The Leprechaun's Gold, Little Bo, and Tango Makes Three, and Oink!, in addition to many of his own books, such as A Nest For Celeste and Jack's Garden. He lives in Florida.  You can visit Henry Cole’s website here.

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My Thoughts 

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.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

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.


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  1. This sounds like a fun book!
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    1. Congrats Cool Mom! You have won a hardcover copy of PRAIRIE CHICKEN LITTLE!

  2. Cute illustrations! Great review! You can never go wrong with a book that will have everyone laughing:)

  3. Love! My girls would really enjoy this book.


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