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The Resource Barkus, Sly and the golden egg, by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert

Barkus, Sly and the golden egg, by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert

Label
Barkus, Sly and the golden egg
Title
Barkus, Sly and the golden egg
Statement of responsibility
by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three inventive chickens find an ingenious way to escape from the two foxes that intend to eat them
Review
  • K-Gr 2 –Two fox cousins are up to no good. They spend their nights stealing, and their shed is filled with loot. Biddy, Bluff, and Tweed, three chickens stolen by the dishonest duo, are being held captive until such time as they will be served up for the dastardly pair's dinner. But Tweed has a plan. Poking through the treasures, she discovers a box of gold utensils including a little ladle, and she convinces Sly that Biddy is about to lay a golden egg. Then, with the assistance of a plum cake supplied by one of the culprits, he convinces each of them that the other has run off with the prize. The chickens escape, leaving a trail of golden knives and forks, which leads the farmer and townspeople to their stolen treasures. Having the universal appeal of the weak outwitting the strong, the story is told with delicious humor and good pacing, and the pleasing watercolor illustrations add much detail to the clever text. Variety in size and placement of the pictures creates a nice artistic balance and the colors glow with warmth. The foxes' size and posture convey the danger they represent to the chickens, yet their menace is tempered by their foolishness, and one picture of the two resting by the fire after dinner is a benign scene reminiscent of Wind in the Willows . Chicken personalities, too, are conveyed through gesture and facial expression. A grand package.–Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY --Marie Orlando (Reviewed September 1, 2002) (School Library Journal, vol 48, issue 9, p200)
  • Three clever chickens outwit their abductors—and save themselves from certain death—in this pro-poultry tale. Barkus and Sly Fox are introduced in the opening; Lambert's (Little Ones Do, 2001, etc.) soft-edged vignettes show the titular cousins as they lurk about the village at night then grab their loot from a local hen house (" 'I would like a plump roast chicken for my supper,' said Barkus"). But Biddy, Bluff, and Tweed have chutzpah; since the thieves have put them in a shed overnight, they also have time to hatch a plan ("No one is going to serve us with cream sauce"). Searching for a way to escape the shed, Tweed stumbles upon a box of stolen cutlery. Among the forks and knives is a golden ladle. Lambert's double-paged, full-bleed spread reveals the ruse: Biddy sits on a nest with the rounded orb of the ladle peeking out from beneath her tail feathers. "If you eat one of us she'll be so upset she won't lay," Tweed tells her hungry captor, and he decides to let them be. The tightly woven narrative moves toward a satisfying conclusion as greed causes a rift between the cousins and eventually leads to freedom for the flock. McAllister's take on a time-honored theme is vibrant and fresh; quickly paced, the narrative is just right for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2002)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
117936
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAllister, Angela
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD670L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
3.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lambert, Sally Anne
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chickens
  • Foxes
Target audience
primary
Label
Barkus, Sly and the golden egg, by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in England under title: The Baddies' goodies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
432080
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781582347646
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001043981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781582347646
  • (Sirsi) ADG-7590
Label
Barkus, Sly and the golden egg, by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert
Publication
Note
Published in England under title: The Baddies' goodies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
432080
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781582347646
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001043981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781582347646
  • (Sirsi) ADG-7590

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