The Sky Is Falling!

The Sky Is Falling! illus. by Mark Teague. 32p. Orchard. Jun. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780545632171.
PreS-Gr 2—The chickens think the sky is falling, so they begin to do all sorts of dances. The other farm animals know that it's just an acorn falling out of a tree, but they join in the dancing, too. When the hungry fox that caused all the commotion (he hit the acorn with a slingshot) sees the others dancing, he accepts the chickens' dance challenge. Teague's squaking chickens are priceless, as is their line dancing, one claw raised and beaks wide open. Cats, rabbits, and squirrels look on in disbelief as the birds contine to do the moonwalk, mambo, and twist. This distraction saves their lives and proves to the other animals that chickens are smart after all.
VERDICT A laugh-out-loud version of the classic tale.

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