Kevin O'Malley
Animal Crackers Fly the Coop
January 09, 2019 Comments.. 459
Animal Crackers Fly the Coop Kevin O Malley is going for joke with a tongue and chicken barn yarn that s sure to appeal to fans of his New York Times bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share Turning the Grimm s fairy tale

  • Title: Animal Crackers Fly the Coop
  • Author: Kevin O'Malley
  • ISBN: 9780802798374
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kevin O Malley is going for joke with a tongue and chicken barn yarn that s sure to appeal to fans of his New York Times bestseller, Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share Turning the Grimm s fairy tale The Brementown Musicians on its funny bone, O Malley has revised the classic story of four animals who part ways with their respective farmers to explore their artistic sidesKevin O Malley is going for joke with a tongue and chicken barn yarn that s sure to appeal to fans of his New York Times bestseller, Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share Turning the Grimm s fairy tale The Brementown Musicians on its funny bone, O Malley has revised the classic story of four animals who part ways with their respective farmers to explore their artistic sides, this time sending them in search of belly laughs and a great location for a comedy club When they foil a band of robbers using their joke telling talents, the animals including one determined comedi hen finally prove they can kill the crowd with laughter.

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    1. Elizabeth Gardner Johnson says:

      This book is a parody on the Grimm fairytale "The Bremen Town Musicians." I didn't know this before checking the book out; by way of coincidence I read that story to my children just last week!This book is hilarious - filled with puns (which my 10-year-old understood) and silly animals (which my six-year-old loved).

    2. paula says:

      Well, Kevin O'Malley has finally done it. Do you know Kevin? The author of Bud, Little Buggy, and Lucky Leaf, Kevin cannot NOT perform. At readings and signings, he cannot NOT stop and doodle a drawing for a kid. My kids still repeat jokes they heard him tell years ago.As talented a storyteller and artist as Kevin is, this jokester compulsion has resulted in books that have been progressively more saturated with puns and jokes, until, with Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share, I thought he could [...]

    3. David says:

      Kevin O'Malley is going for joke with a tongue-and-chicken barn yarn that's sure to appeal to fans of his New York Times bestseller, Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. Turning the Grimm's fairy tale The Brementown Musicians on its funny bone, O'Malley has revised the classic story of four animals who part ways with their respective farmers to explore their artistic sides, this time sending them in search of belly laughs . . . and a great location for a comedy club. When they foil a band of rob [...]

    4. Melissa Bee says:

      Cracked me up!

    5. Karen says:

      The book is a fresh, and rather hilarious, retelling of the classic fairy tale, The Brementown Musicians. And it is delightful.

    6. PaulHankins says:

      Kevin O'Malley creates here a picture book that I would have loved as a kid. Donalyn Miller found the connection to The Bremen Town Musicians as did I while reading this wonderfully imaginative work by O'Malley that provides a "ladder" as well as a send-up of the Grimm Brother's original. This natural ladder invites a side-by-side read that would bring the Grimm Brothers to younger readers. Extending the ladder would bring us right to A TALE DARK AND GRIMM. The reason I would have loved this as [...]

    7. Jessica says:

      Animal Crackers Fly the Coop is a book about a hen who decides to pursue her dream of being a comedian. After being threatened of being turned into dinner due to refusing to lay eggs, she escapes from the farm. Along her journey, she picks up a dog, cat, and cow who share the same passion for telling jokes. Tired and hungry, the farm animals decide to sneak into the hideout of three robbers while they are gone. Upon their return, the mysterious creatures in the dark frighten the robbers to the p [...]

    8. babyhippoface says:

      This "inspired-by-the-Bremen-Town-Musicians" story is full of one bad joke after another--these animals don't want to be musicians, they want to be comedians! The hen leaves the farm because she's too focused on being a comedi-hen to lay eggs, so come FryDay, the farmer's going to eat her. The dog joins her because he was so involved in a comedy show for the sheep he let a wolf steal a side of beef. The cow, who is udderly miserable (of course), comes along because the farmer is going to sell he [...]

    9. Miranda Jones says:

      This book definitely appeals to children because of the humorous mood and the fanciful plot. The plot is about a hen would has always dreamed about being a comedian at a nightclub. One day, she decides she no longer wanted to lay eggs and has to run away because the farmer threatens to eat her if she doesn't lay eggs. Along her travels, she runs into three other farm animals that share the same dream as her. They end up scaring off robbers at a house along their way and decide to make this house [...]

    10. Brittany Messer says:

      The book, "Animal Crackers Fly the Coop" will have children rolling on the floor laughing. The animals tell jokes throughout the story that Primary children can retell to their friends. The jokes are very simple and easy for children to remember and retell. The animals throughout the story are very recognizable by all children. Most of the story is told in dialogue between the animals. The text of the story is very simple and words are very short. Some of the words involve the sounds that the an [...]

    11. Judy Desetti says:

      Good for a laugh! This book has a ton of jokes, puns, and silly animals. The premise is based on the folktale Bremen Town Musicians. In this fractured tale the hen is a comedian rather than musician. She takes flight away from her farm after the farmer threatens her. In her flight she meets other animals who are also not very good at their jobs on the farm. They join the hen and strike out to be comedians too. Good book and can be used with a wide range of students K-4

    12. Matthew says:

      This book is full of the kind of humor that makes my wife groan. I loved it. One liners and terrible puns abound. Fozzie Bear should probably pull material from this book for his next act. Four animal comedians crack a joke on nearly every page. It doesn't get any better. Read. Laugh. Groan. Whatever. This is comedy gold.

    13. Donalyn says:

      Hen wants to be a comi-dihen, and when she stops laying eggs, the Farmer threatens to cook her. Forced to flee, Hen wanders the countryside, meeting other animals who are bad at their farm jobs, but hold dreams of performing. A clever send-up of The Bremen Town Musicians, filled with word play, jokes, and puns.

    14. Kate Hastings says:

      I love Kevin O'Malley and his books are hilarious. That said, can a book be "too" funny? This book has a lot going on-- lots of playing with words and figures of speech. The result seemed a little choppy to me. The illustrations are fantastic. I think this would work really well for sharing one-on-one, but not so good for reading aloud.

    15. Dolly says:

      This is a fun story about four animals who band together and start a comedy club. It's a silly story, filled with punny jokes and illustrations and dialogue that give the book a graphic novel feel. Our girls liked it, but I had to explain a few of the puns. Love that there's a library joke included!

    16. Linda says:

      What hen doesn't dream of opening her own comedy club? With jokes like "why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the library to check out a bawk, bawk, bawk this comedi-hen is working for chicken feed! After all, egg laying is not all it's cracked up to be! With the corny jokes and play on words this just might be a good intro to the joke book section of your library!

    17. Nancy Jo Lambert says:

      I did not love this book. I think this one is better suited for older kids, because of the complex humor, idioms, and other allusions that very young readers just won't know. A fun book that is certainly very clever, but just not a book of the day for the ECS.

    18. Sarah says:

      School Library Journal Best Books 2010: Picture Books

    19. Rshogren says:

      Lots of humor, but primary grades might not understand the humor.

    20. Lupine says:

      A version of the Bremen Town Musicians but these animals are inspired to be comedians rather than musicians. Very punny and full of silly jokes that kids (and some of us grown-ups) will love.

    21. Sarah says:

      The puns in this book are sooo bad :) Milk of amnesia!

    22. Hannah says:

      I always will read the good ole farm animal books. I cant believe this book is intended for ages 4-8. Some of the one-liners had me laughing out loud more than my 8 year old brother!

    23. Leigh says:

      Cute re-telling of the Bremen Town Musicians, but with cornball jokes thrown in.

    24. Marcie says:

      It quacked me up. Lots of idioms and second grade jokes in this creative Bremen Town Musicians. Might not make it to a comedy club, but I'll bet the 1st and 2nd graders will love it.

    25. Melinda Lopez says:

      This is a cute book with jokes from animals.

    26. Snow says:

      read for fun

    27. Monica says:

      Some humor that only older students and adults can appreciate.

    28. Katie says:

      Chock full of jokes and puns that school-age kids will love.

    29. Kellie O. says:

      This book is more than chock full of puns! Super silly and hilarious. Probably wouldn't be as good for a read-aloud, but great to read with someone who loves silly jokes as much as I do!

    30. Kim Patton says:

      Kids will enjoy the humor in this one. It is full of plays on words and silly jokes. The hen, who simply must be a comedi-hen, leads the humor, meeting lots of animal jokes along the way.

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