Friday, February 15, 2008

Big Chickens Fly the Coop

Helaskoski, Leslie. 2008. Big Chickens Fly the Coop. Penguin.

This is a follow-up book to Big Chickens. I'll have to put that one on my reading list. This is a funny tale of four fearful chickens that overcome several obstacles, including a tractor, the wrath of the barnyard animals, and the doghouse, in their quest to reach the "far away" farmhouse. The double-spread illustrations by Henry Cole are bright and amusing. The chickens are very expressive!

The story's conclusion might be slightly unclear to young listeners - the chicken coop turns out to be right next door to the farmhouse, but all in all, this book is good fun!

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