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Henny Penny (pollita Chiquita)


illustrated by H. Werner Zimmermann

Scholastic Inc
Initial publish date
Feb 1992
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 1992
    List Price

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Cause and effect are humorously apparent in this new edition of an old tale. When the acorn falls on Henny Penny's head, readers will know just where it's come from--two industrious squirrels busily gathering nuts in the trees overhead. (The same two squirrels are seen burying their wealth at the scene of Foxy Loxy's feast on the book's final page.) In similar fashion, Zimmermann extends and lightens this tersely told tale in page after page of colorful watercolor cartoons. Henny Penny and friends appear appropriately plump and foolish, each with a pot, pan, or other hastily acquired headgear

About the author


Werner Zimmermann est un auteur-illustrateur. Il a illustré le livre à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin et Vive le vent d'hiver! Werner a été en nomination plus d'une fois pour le prestigieux prix du Gouverneur général, y compris pour Dix petits poissons (version anglaise), qu’il a écrit et a illustré. Il vit à Guelph, en Ontario.


Werner Zimmermann is a bestselling children's book illustrator whose works include A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequels, At the Pond, the Farmer Joe series, Snow Day, Henny Penny, Pippin the Christmas Pig and In My Backyard. He has been nominated three timesfor the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, and he and Jean Little won the Mr. Christie's Award for Pippin the Christmas Pig. Wernerlivesin Guelph, Ontario. Visit him online at

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