If you enjoyed Mark Teague’s The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf you’ll crack up over this new twist on another old favorite. Of course the ruckus all begins when a falling acorn hits Chicken Little on the head and she starts squawking, “The sky is falling!”
She then proceeds to lead all the chickens in dancing and flapping around the barnyard in fluttery excitement . Despite Squirrel’s, Rabbit’s and Cat’s attempts to reason with Chicken Little she and the other chickens continue to break-dance, moonwalk, mambo and twist together in the yard.
It looks like so much fun the other animals join. Meanwhile, Fox has been slyly observing from behind a tree envisioning a lovely chicken dinner. He tries to entice the whole gang to his den to “hide” from the impending doom. Nope. According to Chicken Little everyone dances when the sky is falling. Fox gets teased that he can’t dance. To prove them wrong he starts to show off, dancing and prancing, until…an apple falls on his head. Now who looks “dumb?”
Teague’s The Sky Is Falling! will especially delight listeners and readers who are familiar with classic versions of Chicken Little or Henny Penny.