UPDATED EDITION: Originally published in 2003, updated text and back matter bring this cautionary tale about climate change to a new generation.
ESTABLISHED AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Dianna Hutts Aston is a well-known author, most lauded for An Egg is Quiet and the other books in that series. Kelly Murphy is a well-known illustrator of approximately fifteen picture books as well as numerous middle-grade and YA covers.
UNIQUE CONCEPT: Using the Chicken Little story to draw attention to climate change is a smart way to introduce a potentially scary concept to young readers.
TIMELY TOPIC: Climate change and the polar icecap melting is relevant in the current political climate.
ANNIVERSARY: The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22, 2020.
Praise for An Egg Is Quiet (Aston)
“A beautiful guide to the unexpected panoply of the egg.”—School Library Journal
Praise for A Beetle Is Shy (Aston)
“A sparkling homage to a diverse category of insect.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Children and adults will love this beautiful and fascinating book.”—School Library Journal
Praise for Dream Something Big (Aston)
“Aston’s telling is lyrical and reads aloud beautifully. Roth, working in her signature mixed-media collage, is the perfect choice to illustrate the building process.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This stunningly illustrated picture book succeeds on every level.”—School Library Journal
“This book beautifully illuminates a little-known story of imagination and perseverance that resulted in a national landmark.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters (Murphy)
“A whole passel of googly-eyed creatures (some with two eyes, others with one, three, four, or more) cavort around a park, to the rhythm of Yolen’s spare, easy-to-follow rhyming text.”—Horn Book Magazine
Praise for Brand-New Baby Blues (Murphy)
“Murphy’s energetic, engaging pictures illustrate her woes.”—Kirkus Reviews
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