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

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

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$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-395-28800-9 

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ISBN 978-0-89919-225-3 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: AD660L (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: 0.2 x 10 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By The Invisible Pam 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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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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I remember my mother reading this to me as a child. I remember her reading it to my sister as well. Come join the adventures with Henny Penny, Loosey Goosey and the rest of the crew.

I'm teaching my son to read and this is an amazing book to teach. My husband and I changed words near the end so the fox didn't eat them. I don't want to reach my 4 year old about this yet!

Anyway, it is an easy read and will teach your little one rhyming words.

I recommend this to preschooler through kindergarten ages. I'm a homeschooling momma and I approve!
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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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A vividly illustrated re-telling of the children's story. Published in 1968, the author follows the style of the times in his artwork - using a limited selection of colours - to produce a memorable book.
As another reviewer says this is not the story she was expecting, I will refresh the memory of the older generation: it's the tale of silly Henny Penny, who, when an acorn lands on her head, thinks the sky is falling in, and goes off to tell the king. On the way she accumulates several other farmyard birds...and eventually the deceitful Foxy Loxy, who ushers them to a short-cut to the king, which turns out to be his den.
"Since then (they) have never been seen again...Foxy Loxy (and family) still remember the fine feast they had that day."
The repetition and clear pictures make it ideal for very young children.
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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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