Loony Little

by Aston, Dianna Hutts.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB ASTON Dianna
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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?
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Transplanting Chicken Little to the Arctic Circle, Aston overlays the traditional tale with an environmental theme-with mixed results. "The sky is falling" becomes "the polar icecap is melting," a conclusion the titular loon draws when a drop of water falls on her head. On her way to alert the Polar Bear Queen, she picks up a band of animal friends, each of whom spells out for readers the dire implications: " `Suffering puffalumps!' screeched Puffin Muffin. `If the icecap is melting, will the sea rise?' " In the end, the Polar Bear Queen saves the animals from one enemy, but shows no interest in the whole global warming issue. Loony and her friends leave determined "to find someone who will care." Loony Little asks, "Like who?" and fixes her gaze on readers; there the story ends. Murphy (The Boll Weevil Ball) paints a lovely wilderness in soft-edged mixed media. Turquoise water, lush gray-green forests and peach-toned sunsets reflected on the snow suggest a pristine land worth preserving. The story's conspicuous agenda creates an unsatisfying, uncertain ending, and the warning about a real-world threat sits uneasily within a classic cautionary tale against doomsaying. Ages 4-8. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Zoology -- Arctic regions -- Fiction.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. :Candlewick Press,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Murphy, Kelly, 1977-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unapged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 0763616826 :
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