I would not recommend this book to my children because it did not have a very strong plot. Chicken little as most of us know, is the story of a little chicken who is hit in the head with an acorn. Chicken Little then assumes that they sky is falling because he believes that whatever hit him in the head, came from the sky. Along his journey to tell the king about the sky falling, Chicken Little meets many characters. One of those characters stops him from making it to the king. The ending to this story was weak and kind of disappointing because it destroyed what could of been an excellent idea.
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Topic: Innocence, Naive
Social Issues: Following the pack
Reading Level: Grades 1st-3rd
Adapted by Vivienne Benstead and Illustrated by Richard Scarry
Published by Golden Press
Illustrations: The illustrations in this story really helped improve the book. I think I gave this book two stars strictly on the illustrations rather than the story line. Anytime you see animals dressed up in clothing you have to laugh a little.
Uses: Like I said above, I'm not sure I would use this book in my classroom but if I had to I would make this a read aloud that I read once and then put it away.
Activity: Because the ending to this story was so weak I may be able to turn that into a writing assignment with my students. I could have my kids rewrite the ending to the story. That would be fun to see how the children see this story ending. Maybe I could even read halfway into the story and not let them see the ending until they finnish their own assignments. Reply