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Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile

retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Mrs. Chicken has to think fast to outwit hungry Crocodile, who wants to eat her for dinner.

One morning Mrs. Chicken took her bath in a puddle.
“Cluck, cluck,” she said proudly. “What a pretty chicken I am!”

Mrs. Chicken can’t see her wings in the puddle, so she walks down to the river where she can admire all of herself. She doesn’t know that Crocodile is there, waiting for dinner—and a tasty chicken would do nicely! To save herself, Mrs. Chicken tells Crocodile that they are sisters.
But how can a speckled chicken and a green-skinned crocodile be related? Mrs. Chicken had better prove that they are, and fast, because Crocodile is getting hungrier . . .

The authors and illustrator of Head, Body, Legs join together to create another lively retelling of a popular African folktale.
 
Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Praise for Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile

A New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" title
An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal Winner
A Riverbank Review Book of Distinction
A School Library Journal "Best Book

"Readers young and old will cluck with delight" --Publishers Weekly, starred

"This delectable offering will be a hit at storytime." --School Library Journal, starred

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, illustrated by Julie Paschkis

  • Won-Ldy Paye was trained as a storyteller by his grandmother. He is from the Dan people of northeastern Liberia, and now lives in Seattle, Washington.

    Margaret H. Lippert has taught in the United States, as well as in Guatemala and Tanzania, where she learned many stories. She lives on Mercer Island, Washington.

    Julie Paschkis is a painter and illustrator who makes her home in Seattle, Washington.
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Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile

retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, NYPLC Children's Books 100, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Charlotte Zolotow Award (Univ. of WI)
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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