This is the classic story of Henny Penny, who thinks the sky is falling and wants to warn the King.
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.