Animal Crackers Fly the Coop

By Kevin O'Malley
(Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802798374, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2, 2010

List Price: $16.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2010 Kids' Next List
“Animal Crackers Fly the Coop is entertaining from start to finish, as it offers a great twist on a traditional tale replete with puns and one-liners and enhanced throughout with bold, dynamic illustration.”
-- Camille DeBoer, Pooh's Corner, Grand Rapids, MI


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 robbers using their joke-telling talents, the animals? including one determined comedi-hen?finally prove they can kill the crowd with laughter.

About the Author
KEVIN O'MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and the national bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Maryland.
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