Vintage Little Golden Book Chicken Little – Richard Scarry

I’ve added a new book to my small collection of Golden Books, stumbling across this one last week, a 1961 first Colourtone printing of Chicken Little. This was always a favourite as a kid, mainly for the illustrations, not so much for the loss of my beloved heroes. It is decorated by the much-loved Golden book illustrator Richard Scarry.

Here our heroine Chicken Little is ambushed by the craven acorn….whereupon she sets off on her perilous quest to warn the King that the sky is falling….

Gathering champions along the way, she is joined by our good-wife Henny Penny…

Our traveling bard Ducky Lucky…

Village Baker Goosey Loosey…

And finally the formidable Turkey Lurkey….

So the fellowship of four set off on this quest fraught with danger….

Only to be foiled by the most evil of villains…

Who brought his salt and pepper…

Forsooth! Our brave heroes perished on their crusade….