Don't Be a Chicken!: Step Into Reading® #1
RH/Disney, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by J. A. Kaszuba Locke
eet Chicken Little in his own story,
Don't Be a Chicken
. His colorful photo on the book cover shows him sitting in a football helmet, and adjusting the large eyeglasses on his face.
elissa Lagonegro writes of a lovable character who doesn't find it easy to be a '
chicken ... Being a small chicken is even harder.
' Chicken Little gets scared when he is picked on and laughed at by bullies. He has a difficult time reaching the locker at school, his helmet is too big, and the school bus driver doesn't see him. But all that doesn't matter as Chicken Little is brave. '
He warns the town that aliens are coming!
', and works hard at making the baseball team. In his encouraging words, '
Being brave and small can be the best of all!
he author's one-line of text on each page supports the bright colors and expressive faces, in cartoon-like photos, of an appealing read in the
Step Into Reading®
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