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Little Rooster's Diamond Button

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  85 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Little Rooster is happy to find a diamond button—it’s a perfect present for his mistress. Then along comes the King, who snatches the button for his treasure chamber! Little Rooster demands the button back, but the King throws him in a well.

One thing the King doesn’t know: Little Rooster has a magic stomach. Water? Fire? Bees? No problem! Children will cheer for the spunky
ebook, 32 pages
Published December 14th 2010 by Albert Whitman Company (first published January 1st 2007)
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Now, I have read many unusual and creative folktales over the years, but I have never read a folktale quite like this one! “Little Rooster’s Diamond Button” is a Hungarian folktale retold by Margaret Read MacDonald along with illustrations by Will Terry that is so bizarre yet hilarious that any child would enjoy reading this book!

The story starts off with Little Rooster finding a beautiful diamond button in the ground and he decided to give the button to his mistress. Unfortunately, the king com
Dec 16, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For you see, there once was a little pet rooster who lived with a sweet little old lady. One day the rooster pecked up a diamond button from the dirt and intended to present it to his mistress, only to be waylaid by a nasty king. When the king steals the rooster's button, the fine fowl is not afraid to voice his complaints. Peeved, the king attempts to do away with the rooster by drowning, burning alive, and stinging it to death, respectively. Unfortunately for the increasingly put out monarch, ...more
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very funny read aloud
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This book serves best as a reference for telling the story. They way I've heard it told and prefer to tell it is with the rhyme "Hey Mister Stingy-man, listen to me holler. Cock-a-doodle-doodle-do, give me back my dollar!" and later on "Belly, belly, belly, take in all the ..." repeated twice with each episode and "Belly, belly, belly, let out all the ..." repeated twice.
Just a great book to read-aloud for kids. It held their attention.
Brittaney Reed
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MacDonald,M.R.(2007). Little roosters diamond button. Illinois: Albert Whitman and Company

"Little Rooster's Diamond Button" by Margaret Read MacDonald and illustrated by Will Terry is a delightful tale of a little rooster who finds a diamond button. The little rooster wants to take the button to his mistress but the King takes the button and puts it with his treasures and tries to get rid of the rooster. Well, little does the King know the rooster has a magic stomach and each time the king tries
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the author's note reminds us, this effectively could have been called "Little Rooster's Magic Stomach." The French have Drakestail, the Spanish have Medio Pollito, Kate Seredy told a Hungarian version in The Good Master, etc. Awesome when a domestic fowl can get the better of a greedy king, eh.

The only thing about this version that bothers me is that "they" who threw Little Rooster in the fire, etc, are never given a noun. I *think* they're advisors. I couldn't tell the tale, myself, and go s
Samantha Ponting
What a great story about greed. This tale is about a rooster that found a diamond button and on his way home a king takes the button away from him. The rooster doesn’t go down without a fight. And little does the king know that this isn’t a normal rooster, this rooster is magical! The king refuses to give the rooster back what was his and tries to hurt him very bad. But the rooster keeps winning because of his magic and finally the king gives in and the rooster is allowed to get his button. Howe ...more
I have never heard this particular folk-tale before, but I really like it. This would be a fun read for a folk-tales themed storytime - definitely ask the kids to make predictions about what might happen next.
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Gorgeous artwork and cute story.
Christine Turner
A rooster with a magic stomach retrieves the diamond button which was stolen from him by a greedy king.

Folklore -- Hungary.
Apr 08, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-school
Little Rooster has a magic stomach and quite a story to tell.
well written and has a narrative tone
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture
It's a rooster with a magic stomach, what's not to love? Reminiscent of good old fashioned story telling.
Apr 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-alouds
I highly recommend this as a read aloud. .. The kids were totally on the edge of their seats and it got lots of laughs when the bad guy got his just desserts...
Good story just didn't enjoy the illustrations.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The King's trousers were creepy, but comical.
The Styling Librarian
Really cute, fun read aloud, great repetition.
May 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-boys
Henry, age 4, loves this book. He loves the rooster's magic stomach. Fun story with wonderful illustrations.
Sharlet Mullen
very fun story. The rooster wins over the family and rewards them.
Renee Brown
Fun and easy to tell. Great with props.
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Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: storytime
A great, lesser known folk tale that the kids LOVE.
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