Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile
Paye, Won - Ldy and Margaret H. Lippert ;
Julie Paschkis (illus.)
Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile.
New York: Henry Holt, 2003. $16.95,
ISBN 0 8050 7047 8.
Note: When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn't eat her. A version of this story was previously published in Why Leopard Has Spots: Dan Stories from Liberia by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, illustrated by Ashley Bryan, by Fulcrum Publishing, Inc., Golden, Colorado, 1998.
Reviewed by: CABA Committee
Subject: West Africa / Liberia / Dan / Folklore / Black author