Saturday, January 2, 2010

Animal Crackers Fly the Coop

Animal Crackers Fly the Coop written and illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. (March 2010). 2010. 40 pages. Bloomsbury (Walker) 40 pages.

Hen loved to tell jokes. Jokes like Why did the chicken go to the library? To check out a bawk, bawk, bawk.

This one is a retelling of the Brementown Musicians. Hen and her friends (a dog, a cat, a cow) want to be comedians. They want to make it big. Do these run away animals stand a chance in the real world? Do they have what it takes? Read for yourself in this joke-filled adventure.

Expect a thousand-and-one puns in this one. Not that it isn't fun. It is. Just expect jokes here, there, and everywhere.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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