Loony Little by Dianna Hutts Aston

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A wry, simple story with luminous illustrations offers a delightful twist on the traditional Chicken Little fable - and an important message about our environment.

Great top of the world! The polar icecap is melting!

When a drop of water falls - plop! - on Loony Little’s head, she and her friends decide they must bring this unfortunate news to the fearsome Polar Bear Queen. Perhaps 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 starts to suspect 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?

About Dianna Hutts Aston

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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.
Published October 13, 2003 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Feeling a drop of water on her head, Loony Little frantically waddles off to tell the Polar Bear Queen that the polar ice cap is melting.

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'If the icecap is melting, will the sea rise?' " In the end, the Polar Bear Queen saves the animals from one enemy, but shows no interest in the whole global warming issue.

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