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A hen-ballerina aspires to stardom and foils a fox-agent....

Title : Peeping Beauty
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ISBN : 9780823411702
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Peeping Beauty Reviews

  • Kendra Ellett
    2019-03-05 05:15

    I liked this children's book! There were two main morals: consider other people's feelings and people don't change.The best part of this book was when Peeping Beauty fought back against the fox and was successful. That sends a message to children that they need to stand up for themselves when they are wronged, which is a valuable and underrated message that should probably be taught more often! The fox didn't consider the chicken's negative feelings about being eaten for dinner, which is an extreme case to teach children to be considerate, but it serves its purpose.I also liked the last line of the book, "A fox is still a fox, no matter what he promises. But a talented hen will never be a chicken for dinner". This hints at never making the same mistake twice, or trusting people who don't have your best interest in mind. I think this book is valuable in the lessons it contains, but I don't think children would really read into it that much.

  • Rae
    2019-02-28 02:30

    The plot of Peeping Beauty is a fantastical situation in which a hen dreams of becoming a famous ballerina. Who would have thought a book about a hen who wants to be a ballerina, with many poultry puns, would be a hit? But it was and I enjoyed it! Peeping Beauty is a delightful tale with fun illustrations and a clever story. In this story we have animals with dreams and human emotions, especially empathy. The fox never considers the Poulette's feelings, but she makes sure that when the tables have turned that he gets a taste of what it's like to be someone's dinner. Ultimately, Poulette and her friends let to fox go after threatening to have him for dinner, but they know better than to trust him on his word that he'll never eat poultry again. The story ends on a witty note that "A fox is still a fox, no matter what he promises. But a talented hen will never be a chicken for dinner". The puns in this book are entertaining, if you were not expecting them. However, upon rereading the book for a second and third time I can see how the cheesy play on words can be irritating. However, I think that is more an adult problem than a child problem. This would be a fun book to read to a class of children because of the comical story and the lovely illustrations. Poulette makes a beautiful ballerina hen! Not to mention, there is a lesson to be learned - that everyone has feelings that should be considered.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-01 08:25

    Poulette the chicken so wants to be a professional dance on the stage in New York City. When Fox comes to her one day and says he's a talent scout and would love for her to come to the City with him, Poulette is all for it. But she doesn't want to leave the farm with a stranger, especially a fox! The other hens warn her against going with the fox at any time. But Fox came back and told Poulette that he had a costume just for her and he had posters made! By now, Poulette has stars in her eyes and feels she must go.When she gets to the "theater" Fox tells her that the place is packed. Poulette can't check because the lights are to bright. So she begins to dance and is having a fabulous time when suddenly Fox is on stage with her for the "finale." She opens her eyes and looks up, Fox is not trying to kiss her. He's trying to eat her!Quick as a wink Poulette is able to get away and run back to the farm. Fox follows her and is confronted by a bunch of angry chickens. When they pin him down and threaten to eat him, Fox begs for his life. Eventually the girls get a promise out of him that he will become a vegetarian. So they let him go.A humorous tale that could be used for a lesson on lying.

  • Dolly
    2019-02-25 03:28

    This is a fun tale about a chicken who is mislead by a crafty wolf. Her dreams of stardom are fed by this wiley character and, although she is warned by her friends, she wants desperately to believe him. The story comes to a dramatic climax, but then has a funny (and happy) ending. We enjoyed listening to this story narrated on audiocassette while we followed along with the book. We got this set as a kit from our local library and it included a paperback book with ISBN 0823411702/ISBN13 9780823411702.

  • Mariely Dominguez
    2019-03-19 06:13

    Poulette is a hen whom aspires to be a famous ballerina one day and refuses to listen to the other hens when they tell her all the practicing she does is a waste a time and she'll never make it. But one day an avid fox came along saying he was a talent agent and had a really good spot for her in New York. Poulette knows she shouldn't go off with a stranger, especially not a fox but he ends up convincing her and soon finds out the fox really wants her for dinner and not as a performer.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-23 05:26

    "Fox tries to eat chicken" children's book genre. This chicken wants to be a famous ballerina. This fox tries to convince her that he can make her so. Little by little her defenses are worn down. Fox tries to eat her. She and her chicken friends decide that they will eat the fox scare him off.

  • Jenn Swanson
    2019-03-04 08:05

    This is a book about a fox that tries to con a hen into thinking she is going to be a star when what he really wants is her for dinner. This story was interesting as was the illustrations. Myself and my daughter enjoyed this book. Would recommend.

  • Callie Risse
    2019-03-04 02:22

    Poulette wants to be a dancer more than anything, and she comes across a sly fox who uses her dream to lure her into believing him. Just like in 'Sleeping Beauty,' she is to prick her finger on a spindle, but this time the fox wants to eat her!

  • Alana Graham
    2019-03-04 00:14

    This is a book about a chicken who has always dreamed of being a dancer. She wants to achieve her dreams of being a dancer so badly that she trusts a fox to help her make a name for herself. I don't think it sends a safe message, but is good for encouraging students to always follow their dreams.

  • Cana
    2019-03-26 08:14

    Mommy says: Auch has rewritten a number of fairy tales from a chicken's perspective. In Peeping Beauty, as in her other books, Auch heavily loads the narrative with poultry puns. It went beyond annoying to downright distracting, to the point where I refuse to read any more of her books. Argh!

  • Collette
    2019-03-06 05:07

    Great reading even for adults lol!

  • Jami
    2019-03-08 06:02

    Poultry puns galore.

  • Aurora
    2019-03-04 02:12

    This is a surprisingly good way to teach kids to avoid internet scammers.

  • Kristina
    2019-02-26 07:17

    my daughter and I really enjoyed this book. it was short and sweet and to the point. I enjoyed reading this book and my daughter can't wait for me to read it again.

  • Kaitlin
    2019-03-23 07:22

    What a fun story! It's an interesting play on sleeping beauty and is easily relatable to kids.

  • Kim
    2019-03-25 06:10

    I love Mary Jane Auch's poultry books. This is the first one I read and I still laugh whenever I read it. themes: ballet, chickens, foxes, militant vegetarianism, self-defense

  • Theo kids
    2019-03-08 01:06

    One of Skye's favorites! We checked it out from the library with the cd and listened to it over and over. Poultry puns galore and clever storytelling.