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Earthquack!

by Palatini, Margie.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 14 of 14 copies
Available (14)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB PALA FOLK
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
 
Collection  Preschool Children's Picture Books
 
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Theme Collection TC ANIMAL
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Theme Collection
 
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CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Palatini
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P PAL
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  P PAL
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea PALATINI
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea PALATINI
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PALATINI
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC PALATINI
 
 
Plum Community Library Easy Reader E PBK PAL
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Collection  Easy Reader
 
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PAL
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK PAL
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
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Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF PALA
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Summary
They heard the ground grumble. Then they felt the ground rumble. And before they knew it, they were all taking a tumble!
"The earth is crumbling! The earth is crumbling! It's a quake!" quacked the duck.
In this inspired take on Henny Penny, who thought the sky was falling, Chucky Ducky, Lucy Goosey, and Vickie, Nickie, and Rickie Chickie spread the alarm that the earth is quaking. But just like Henny Penny, these concerned animals find that the cause of the crisis they fear is not what they expect at all.
Filled with clever wordplay, Margie Palatini's rollicking romp is given an added dimension through Barry Moser's dynamic and playful illustrations.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS^-Gr. 1. With echoes of Henny Penny, this barnyard romp combines rhythmic, playful storytelling with active watercolor paintings that show the animals close up and silly as they panic about impending disaster. When Little Chucky Ducky feels the earth crumbling ("He heard the ground grumble. He felt the ground rumble. And then with a stumble, Chucky Ducky went down in a tumble!"), he tells Lucy Goosey and they rush off to warn Brewster Rooster, Sue Ewe ("So what's new?"), Iggy Piggy ("Hogwash!"), and all the other farm animals, who first resist and then join the crowd to spread the alarm. A hungry, wormy, wily weasel nearly gets them all but he's out-tricked, the real cause of the "quake" is revealed, and pastoral bliss is restored. Young preschoolers will love the playful puns and the chanting sounds of simple words, and Moser's full-page paintings, clear and beautiful, make the farce both animal and very human. The bold close-up of the red-combed rooster crowing to warn the barnyard is splendid. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Earthshaking rumblings make for a skittish duckling (and other nervous farm animals) in this somewhat long-winded variation on the Henny Penny theme. After completing his morning laps, a jittery Chucky Ducky fervently attempts to warn the other skeptical and pun-fully named animals (e.g., Lucy Goosey, Sue Ewe, Billy the kid) of what he's sure is an earthquake (He heard the ground grumble. He felt the ground rumble). Oh, it can't be that baa-ad, retort the lambs while the pig grunts, Hogwash! Several lengthy episodes of earth crumbling and animal tumbling pass before a hungry weasel (sporting a white coat and masquerading as Herman Ermine) provides a refreshing detour and real tension to the story. Moser's (Sit, Truman!) realistic watercolors play up the climax, as they place the large, expressive characters front and center against mostly white backdrops that darken when the lip-licking weasel hits the scene. Palatini's (Bedhead) frequently rhyming and sometimes clichEd prose dabbles in cultural references that may elude younger readers (Joel and Lowell Mole, who cause the earthshaking commotion while looking for their cousin, Garret Ferret, ask, Does anybody know the way to San Jose? We think we took a wrong turn at the Lincoln Tunnel). Children may be left scratching their heads as the tale concludes that Chucky Ducky, right from the beginning, was all wet. Ages 4-8. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Domestic animals -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Moser, Barry.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780689842801
0689842805
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