Monday, March 30, 2009

Chicken Little - Rebecca & Ed Emberley

For: Kids
Rating: 4.5
Endpapers: Bright yellow

Cute and funny.
Great, clever vocabulary.

"Chicken Little was not the brightest chicken in the coop." When an acorn hits him on the head, he runs for his life. One by one he bumps into, then adds to his flock; Henny Penny, Lucky Ducky, Loosey Goosey, and Turkey Lurky until they run into Foxy Loxy....who invites them all in to a long dark "cave" (his mouth) to hide. Luckily, the last page, which happens to open out, ends with AH CHOO -- and the yummy fowls take off in another direction.

Rebecca Emberley and her dad, Ed, created this book - Ed lives in Massachusetts and Rebecca in Maine, which was interesting to discover.

This lookes like it must be cut-paper collage - another great model!

For another blog review see: Blog from the Windowsill


Anonymous said...


Just wanted to let you know that these illustrations are a combination of old and new techniques. I cut paper (brown wrapping paper) and we scanned them into the computer and colored them there. I used to do all cut paper collage and still love that medium, but due to repeat use injury in my right hand from too much paper cutting I am no longer able to illustrate a 32 page book this way. We had a lot of fun creating this book and I'm glad you enjoyed it.


katie said...

What font did you use for the book? It is great!