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Henny Penny (Paul Galdone Classics) Paperback – September 17, 1984
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$16.00 CL/$18.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-395-28800-9 Paperback edition:
$6.95 PA/$7.95 CAN
ISBN 978-0-89919-225-3 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
This book is the basic fairy tale, exactly as you remember it, with the tragic ending of the birds who run "a-fowl" of their good sense and trust Foxy Loxy. Cute and well-sated fox family peers out at you from the last page.
So well done.
If you want to act this out, there is a great craft for making all the characters in a book called Crafts Favorite Children'S Sto (Crafts from your favorite Children's Stories) by Kathy Ross.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The sky is falling. Bought books that reminded me of all the relatives. This character is a classes!Published 2 months ago by Carson57
Classic story nicely illustrated. Good price and fast deliveryPublished 6 months ago by Dorothy Ambrosino
Very pleased with the size of this book as well as its content.Published 8 months ago by Edward W. Wahl
Great book for therapy and teaching kids about realistic versus unrealistic thoughts!Published 10 months ago by Lisa