They heard the ground grumble. Then they felt the ground rumble. And before they knew it, they were all taking a tumble! "The earth is crumbling! The earth is crumbling! It's a quake!" quacked the duck. In this inspired take on Henny Penny, who thought the sky was falling, Chucky Ducky, Lucy Goosey, and Vickie, Nickie, and Rickie Chickie spread the alarm that the earth is quaking. But just like Henny Penny, these concerned animals find that the cause of the crisis they fear is not what they expect at all. Filled with clever wordplay, Margie Palatini's rollicking romp is given an added dimension through Barry Moser's dynamic and playful illustrations.