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"Aston overlays the Chicken Little tale with an environmental theme. . . . Murphy paints a wilderness worth preserving." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
When a drop of water falls — plop! — on Loony Little’s head, she and her friends decide that they must bring this unfortunate news to the fearsome queen. Maybe she can explain how this strange turn of events will affect them. But when sly Foxy Loxy volunteers to escort all the animals to the queen’s lair, Loony suspects that the fate of the Arctic and its marvelous creatures is not what the fox — or the queen — really cares about. Now, who can they find who does care?
Back matter includes an author’s note and information about the animals.
About the Author
Dianna Hutts Aston was born in Houston, Texas, attended the University of Houston, and worked as a journalist for several years. LOONY LITTLE is her first picture book with Candlewick Press. She says, "It was one of the hottest summer days on record. My mind, of its own accord, kept wandering northward, to a wilderness of snow and ice, the Arctic. While listening to the news one evening, I heard Peter Jennings say, ‘The polar icecap is melting - or is it?’ In my mind, I heard, ‘The sky is falling!’ The whole concept for LOONY LITTLE literally fell from the sky and into my mind." Dianna Hutts Aston lives in central Texas with her husband and two children.
Kelly Murphy resides in southeastern Massachusetts, where snow is a familiar friend. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she is the author-illustrator of THE BOLL WEEVIL BALL. This is her first book with Candlewick Press.