Chicken Little and the Very Long Race (The Real Chicken Little)
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338892420 Hardcover
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8
If you like Mo Willems' Pigeon, you'll love Sam Wedelich's Chicken Little!
"A successful third hit for the 'real' Chicken Little." — Kirkus Reviews
Chicken Little dislikes competition. So when a marathon—featuring local-record holder, Hare!—is announced in the barnyard, she doesn't understand all the fuss. Until she watches her brood fall beak over claw for the gamey Hare and ditch their training in favor of his smoothies, sweatbands, and sneakers! Can Chicken Little prove this frontrunner's methods are phony or will she have to wing it and join the very long race?
The plucky star of Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale and Chicken Little and the Big, Bad Wolf will have young readers laughing and cheering all the way to the finish line in this fresh and funny reimagining of a timeless favorite spun with sly wisdom.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Chicken Little and the Very Long Race:
"[A] wryly funny paean to perseverance. . . . [and] a successful third hit for the 'real' Chicken Little. An amusing satire on influencer culture and an earnest endorsement of disciplined effort." — Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf:
"Plenty of humor... and the message about difference and acceptance is entertainingly delivered." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale:
"In this clever spin on the classic tale, Chicken Little makes it clear--right from the get-go--that she's got plenty of pluck... Wedelich's hand-lettered text is chockful of humor... Equally chuckle-worthy, Wedelich's loose-lined digital illustrations feature a protagonist who sports cowboy boots and oversized spectacles, both tinted fire-engine red. In this fractured fable, empathy ends up saving the day, and the moral (don't believe everything you hear; check the facts) is broadcast loud and clear." -- The Horn Book
"Whimsy reigns in Wedelich's debut picture book, a reimagining of the classic doomsday story. Punchy speech balloons and spare, loosely lined digital cartoons imbue the title character with abundant personality and humorous mood swings...Sprawling across vertical matte pages dominated by teal and ochre hues, Wedelich's hand-lettered text mimics her story's high energy, while the hens' wry asides ("We're free-range!") amplify the comedy. A spry readaloud that will entertain adults and listeners in equal measure." -- Publishers Weekly
"Sam's whimsical line brings to life a contemporary take on a classic character. This unexpected story has a great message and many laughs." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The whole episode takes on a kinder, gentler slant... [and] this chicken, stylish in her red cowboy boots and huge eyeglasses, is worthy of admiration for her ability to "pullet" together in the wake of a sudden mishap." -- Booklist