Tuesday, May 24, 2016

THINK QUICK with Author Corey Rosen Schwartz and Hensel and Gretal: Ninja Chicks

Hi Corey! Today is your book birthday for Hensel and Gretal: Ninja Chicks! We especially love this story at our house because we are backyard chicken farmers and yesterday we found one of our chickens in a fox's mouth. We saved the hen (this time!) I love how your protagonists are empowered to save the day even though they are chicks! All of the THINK QUICK themes below appear in your book. Let's see which way you lean. Remember, THINK QUICK!

On Foxes:
Sly or Misunderstood?


On Animals:
Chicks or Foxes?

Chicks, of course!

On Getting Lost:
Never or Often?

Often. (Thank goodness for GPS's)

On Corn Bread:
With Butter or Honey?


On Clues:
Bread Crumbs or Feathers?

Bread Crumbs.

On Martial Arts:
Watch or Do?


On Saving the Day:
With Brains or with Brawn?


On Fairy Tales:
Hansel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood?

Little Red Riding Hood.

On Hensel and Gretel:
Hensel or Gretel?

Gretel. (You're making me choose between siblings?)

On Books:
Hensel and Gretel or Hensel and Gretel?

Um, Hensel and Gretel? (Is that a trick question?)

Thanks for THINKing QUICK with us Corey! Click here to read a review of HENSEL AND GRETAL: NINJA CHICKS. (Review by Kirsti Call)

Corey is the author of THE THREE NINJA PIGS and several other rhyming picture books and fractured fairy tales. Corey has no formal ninja training, but she sure can kick butt in Scrabble. She lives with three Knuckleheads in Warren, NJ.


  1. I'm thinking now, after reading this funny blog..that Corey needs to write a book about "Knuckleheads"....now I'm intrigued!

  2. Looks like another winning book! I love Three Ninja Pigs!! Congrats to you, Corey & thanks, Carrie!

    1. Kirsti worked her magic with this one, Maria. :) And also I love love love all of Corey's fractured tales...especially this series! :)

  3. Who doesn't love a ninja. ..especially when it is a chick!Congrats!

  4. Where feathers (or brains) are a deadly weapon......so very happy the fox lost out in real life. Love the book!

  5. Fun interview :) Happy Book Birthday Corey!

  6. I just got my copy today. It's just as great as the rest of the books in this trilogy! LOVE it!