LITTLE ROOSTER’S DIAMOND BUTTON by Margaret Read MacDonald

LITTLE ROOSTER’S DIAMOND BUTTON

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this retelling of a Hungarian folktale, an enterprising rooster discovers a diamond button while searching for food. On the way home to give it to his mistress, he sees the King, who notices the glittering button and claims it for his own. “Cock-a-doodle-doo! Cock-a-doodle-doo! Give me back my diamond button!” Little Rooster crows. The King refuses to return the button and decides to have the bird thrown into a well. Little Rooster has a secret weapon, though: a magic stomach that drinks up all the water, allowing him to escape. The King’s anger multiplies as each punishment he metes out is quashed by Little Rooster’s magical stomach and infinite appetite for fair play. Eventually, Little Rooster is able to take his leave—with the king’s treasure, which goes to Little Rooster’s mistress and is shared with the entire village. Energetic acrylic illustrations round out this satisfying, fun-filled tale about a very fowl Robin Hood. Includes a note concerning other versions and similar folktales around the world. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-8075-4644-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Whitman
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 2007




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