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Animal Crackers Fly the Coop



written and illustrated by
Kevin Oâ??Malley

Edition
-
Publisher
Walker
Imprint
Walker
ISBN
9780802798374

Awards and Honors
Best Books 2010: Picture Books
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This silly take on the Grimms' classic The Brementown Musicians stars a comedi-hen who's sick of working for chicken feed, a dog who does stand-up instead of chasing foxes, a cat-erwauler with no knack for claw enforcement, and a punning cow suffering from Milk of Amnesia. How do these creatures like their eggs? Funny side up! Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

8 1/2” x 11”

Dewey

E

AR

3.2: points 0.5

Lexile

AD610L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2010

Book Genres


Topics

Jokes. Farmers. Chickens. Dogs. Cows. Cats.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal*

Junior Library Guild


• A high-energy paean to cornball humor.
• Non-stop puns make this a good classroom addition to units on homophones, homonyms, and figures of speech.
• Finely textured, naturalistic drawings make the assorted animals’ exaggerated expressions that much more rib-tickling.

School Library Journal

When a chicken who prefers cracking jokes to laying eggs sets out to follow her dream of becoming a stand-up “comedi-hen,” she and three other pun-pulling new friends run afoul of robbers before finding their funny-ever-after fortune. O’Malley’s slapstick send-up of “The Brementown Musicians” percolates with eye-rolling one-liners and endearingly antic cartoons.

Horn Book

Following her dream to be a "comedi-hen," Hen meets Dog, Cat, and Cow along the way. In this cornpone parody of "The Bremen Town Musicians," the quartet scares thieves away from an old farmhouse and opens a comedy club. Pun follows pun, and jokes appear within the story, in conversational balloons, and on the endpapers. Visual humor complements the verbal slapstick.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild


• A high-energy paean to cornball humor.
• Non-stop puns make this a good classroom addition to units on homophones, homonyms, and figures of speech.
• Finely textured, naturalistic drawings make the assorted animals’ exaggerated expressions that much more rib-tickling.

School Library Journal

When a chicken who prefers cracking jokes to laying eggs sets out to follow her dream of becoming a stand-up “comedi-hen,” she and three other pun-pulling new friends run afoul of robbers before finding their funny-ever-after fortune. O’Malley’s slapstick send-up of “The Brementown Musicians” percolates with eye-rolling one-liners and endearingly antic cartoons.

Horn Book

Following her dream to be a "comedi-hen," Hen meets Dog, Cat, and Cow along the way. In this cornpone parody of "The Bremen Town Musicians," the quartet scares thieves away from an old farmhouse and opens a comedy club. Pun follows pun, and jokes appear within the story, in conversational balloons, and on the endpapers. Visual humor complements the verbal slapstick.

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