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Henny Penny (Paul Galdone Classics) Paperback – September 17, 1984


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Series: Paul Galdone Classics
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 17, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899192254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899192253
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A favorite nursery tale delightfully illustrated in strong line and color in Galdone's familiar and likable style." Booklist, ALA

About the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.


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Customer Reviews

I loved this book as a child and I think all kids will like this charming story.
D. Norris
Galdone tells the story simply and with rhythmic, repetitive language that holds children's attention as much as the story itself.
Abby Connors
I bought this book because my mother read it to me as a child and I wanted to be able to share the story with my baby.
Tammy B

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By PeaTee TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
Henny Penny by Paul Galdone is not your modern PC story and perhaps that is why it is on my enter-kindergartener's Summer Reading List.

Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, and the rest of the credulous crew are in the end, consumed by Foxy Loxy and his family. This last is the one addition that Galdone makes: a more personable approach to the fox. He was only feeding his family.

Henny Penny is an old classic fairytale. Like many old tales it contains lessons and opportunities to teach. Besides the lesson that one ought not to take things at face value, all of the names (Loxy Foxy, Goosey Loosey, etc.) rhyme which give the beginning reader the opportunity to see that names that are spelt similarly, sound similarly.

Buy this if you want the classic version for your child's library.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
Hungarian-born New York artist Paul Galdone created the definitive version of a famous children's tale. "Henny Penny," as presented here, is the one anyone in their mid-40s or younger will know.

The dramatic call "The sky is falling!" and the frantic gathering of friends to tell the king that some kind of barnyard armageddon has hit begins the story. Henny, not realizing an acorn bounced off her head, overreacts. Presuming the worst, she takes on the responsibility of being the bearer of bad news.

With bold brush strokes and rich colors, the classic adventure brings together the feathered friends of Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey, Turkey Lurkey with Henny, and the very mischievous Foxy Loxy.

Paul Galdone's ample use of two-page spreads display the excitement as Henny meets one bird after another.

I fully recommend "Henny Penny" by Paul Galdone.

Anthony Trendl

editor, HungarianBookstore.com
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
NOT to be confused with the tale of the little red hen. We�ve all heard, at one time or another, the tale of silly Henny Penny. Hit on the head by an acorn the silly chicken is convinced that the sky is falling. Running to tell the king she meets up with a range of different avian types until finally coming to crafty Foxy Loxy. This 1968 creation undoubtedly won many a supporter back in its day. A classic story, it deserved a classy set-up. Unfortunately, the book has not aged as well as it might have. Illustrator Paul Galdone�s story is a bit dull for a while, and then it suddenly becomes a little shocking at the end. In true fairy tale fashion, Foxy Loxy and his brood have a �fine feast� from their silly feathered friends. There�s nothing particularly gratuitous about this. You don�t see Henny Penny & Friends actually eaten. Nor are there any leftover remains when we view the parting shot of Foxy Loxy and his family. On the other hand, children who (for whatever reason) have grown attached to the silly birds aren�t going to enjoy the black page that simply reads, �From that day to this Turkey Lurkey, Goosey Loosey, Ducky Lucky, Cocky Locky, and Henny Penny have never been seen again�. I dunno. Maybe I�m being too modern. If the children of the late 1960s could take this book, shouldn�t we assume our kids can today?
Perhaps. On the other hand, there�s no getting around the fact that the book is (forgive me, but it is true) not particularly well illustrated. It�s not badly illustrated, mind you. Just the same, the pictures aren�t anything to crow about. They�re flat. Colored occasionally in red, green or yellow. The three color palette may suit some, but it does grow a little wearisome to the wandering eye.
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By Donna Q. Tam on June 2, 2014
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I had to read this book to my 2 year old granddaughter 10 times at bedtime until she fell asleep. She loved the book and the illustrations are beautiful. It's a nice change from the regular illustrations in today's books. This should be in every child's library.
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By Kayla s on December 14, 2013
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I loved this novel as a child and I was so happy to get it for my son. I do wish it was a hardcover because the covers are very thin. I have high hopes that it will hold up for a while though.
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By Myisha on October 8, 2013
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It's a classic! Very good lesson learned. The repetition is awesome for beginning readers! My son loves the name rhyming
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By PKsDoghouse on June 2, 2013
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It was a baby shower gift...have always loved this story. This was one of my favorite stories from childhood and one that I love to read in my classroom.
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I bought the book to read to my niece. It brought back so many memories of when I was a child
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