Folk and tall tales often lose much of their flavor when retold as easy readers.
That is not the case with these offerings, and many children will enjoy being able to read the stories on their own.
In Chicken Little, Foxy Loxy outsmarts a group of hysterical friends rushing to tell the king that the sky is falling. The sentence structure and vocabulary work well for children who are developing their independence as readers.
The colorful cartoon illustrations provide clues and reinforce the major elements of each tale.