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|Loony Little : the ice cap is melting!|
Author: Aston, Dianna Hutts
In this adaptation of the Chicken Little story, Loony Little, worried that the polar ice cap is melting, sets out to tell the Polar Bear Queen, gathering animal friends as she goes--but, as Sealy Sally warns them, the Polar Bear Queen is more interested in making a lunch of Loony Little and her friends.
Kirkus Reviews (-) (11/15/19)
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Booklist - 02/01/2020 This book, overtly designed to get kids involved in fighting climate change, has a somewhat wobbly base. Meant for children ages four to eight, this book contains calls to action and supporting sources—given in the back matter—more suited for fifth-graders and up. The Chicken Little–inspired story itself, however, could appeal to the target audience, thanks especially to Murphy’s stunning and naturalistic illustrations, done in acrylic, watercolor, and gel medium. It begins with Loony, a loon, feeling an icy drop on her head, which leads her to conclude that the polar ice cap is melting. She gathers her friends (including Puffin Muffin and Harey Clarey, a hare) to inform the Polar Bear Queen. Their quest takes a thrilling turn when they’re joined by the villainous Foxy Loxy. After failing to trick the questers, Foxy runs ahead to the queen, who promptly eats him. The other animals flee, realizing that it’s up to them to do something about the melting ice caps, but not knowing what—a pretty unsatisfying ending. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.