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Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile

Paye, Won-Ldy (Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile
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When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn't eat her.
Authors: Paye, Won-Ldy
Title: Mrs. Chicken and the hungry crocodile
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Won-Ldy Paye & Margaret H. Lippert ; illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Notes: "A version of this story was previously published in Why Leopard Has Spots: Dan Stories from Liberia by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, illustrated by Ashley Bryan, by Fulcrum Publishing, Inc., Golden, Colorado, 1998."
Summary: When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn't eat her.
Awards & Distinctions: Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book, 2004
Additional Contributors: Paschkis, Julie Illustrator
Lippert, Margaret H.
ISBN: 9780805070477
0805070478
Branch Call Number: j 398.2 P343m 2003
Subject Headings: Crocodiles Folklore Chickens Folklore Folklore Liberia Juvenile literature Dan (African people) Folklore
Topical Term: Crocodiles
Chickens
Folklore
Dan (African people)
LCCN: 2002001755
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When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn't eat her.

When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn't eat her.


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Oct 25, 2014
  • margmart rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my school's favorite books. The kids love to hear the story again and again.

I love this story! Very funny and clever, with a hint of something darker. I think it would make a great felt.

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