Loony Little

Loony Little




A wry, simple story with luminous illustrations offers a delightful twist on the traditional Chicken Little fable - and an important message about our environment.

Great top of the world! The polar icecap is melting!

When a drop of water falls - plop! - on Loony Little’s head, she and her friends decide they must bring this unfortunate news to the fearsome Polar Bear Queen. Perhaps she can explain how this strange turn of events will affect them. But when sly Foxy Loxy volunteers to escort all the animals to the queen’s lair, Loony starts to suspect that the fate of the Arctic and its marvelous creatures is not what the fox - or the queen - really cares about. Now who can they find who does care?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763616823
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.51(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dianna Hutts Aston was born in Houston, Texas, attended the University of Houston, and worked as a journalist for several years. LOONY LITTLE is her first picture book with Candlewick Press. She says, "It was one of the hottest summer days on record. My mind, of its own accord, kept wandering northward, to a wilderness of snow and ice, the Arctic. While listening to the news one evening, I heard Peter Jennings say, ‘The polar icecap is melting - or is it?’ In my mind, I heard, ‘The sky is falling!’ The whole concept for LOONY LITTLE literally fell from the sky and into my mind." Dianna Hutts Aston lives in central Texas with her husband and two children.

Kelly Murphy resides in southeastern Massachusetts, where snow is a familiar friend. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she is the author-illustrator of THE BOLL WEEVIL BALL. This is her first book with Candlewick Press.

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Loony Little 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A funny, entertaining, and educational spin on the original Chicken Little story. Each page is filled with delightful characters and there is a surprising twist at the end. Kids will love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Looney Little is a great adaptation of the popular folktale Chicken Little. Instead of, 'the sky is falling', Looney Little says, 'the polar ice caps are melting!'. It has such a great storyline - with a serious underlying theme of global warming. What a great way to entertain children, as well as foster concern for the environment.