Kid’s Book Review: Chicken Little and the Very Long Race

Kid’s Book Review: Chicken Little and the Very Long Race

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

The third picture book in a series featuring Chicken Little with a message that is useful for us all to remember when we feel like rushing!

This story by Sam Wedelich’s is amusing twist on the classic fable about the hare and the tortoise.


Sam Wedelich

Sam Wedelich is an author/illustrator who is also the author of Chicken Little The Real and Totally True Tale, Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf, also published by Scholastic.

Book Review

It’s really cool that there's speech bubbles with the characters talking, it made me laugh

When first looking at the book I thought the front cover looked very cool and Chicken Little was making a joke in the speech bubble so I thought it might be funny.

I like the chickens gathering around looking at the poster because a hare is coming and he is going to do a long long race and it made me want to know what happens. It’s really cool that there’s speech bubbles with the characters talking, it made me laugh.

The pictures are really bright and I like the characters as they are cartoony and remind me of the programs I watch.

Chicken Little wasn’t interested to start with, all the chickens got a book and he wondered why everyone is drinking smoothies, wearing sweatbands and wearing sneakers. To train for a running race this wouldn’t work so Chicken Little took on the big challenge and showed all the chickens that it’s wrong.

I especially liked the end as Chicken Little proved everyone wrong and won the race “Slow and steady wins the race”

I would recommend this book to children of all ages, I read this to my little brother.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Harlow
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: Being with family on holiday, dance and gymnastics
  • Dislikes: Flies or Brussel sprouts
  • Favourite Book: World's Worst Children 2 by David Walliams
  • Favourite Song: Cheerleader by OMI
  • Favourite Film: Matilda the Musical