It all began with Rosie’s Walk by Pat Huchins…Regardless of whether they’re picture books or chapter books, I realized when reading this recently published book this past weekend, that I can’t seem to get enough of books with chickens as main characters.
Sophie Brown, the main character of this book is memorable, but what I enjoyed most about this book was its format. Kate Klise started a trend with her Regarding the… and her 43 Old Cemetery Road series, Drew Daywalt continued the trend with the 2015 Sakura Medal Picture Book winner, The Day the Crayons Quit, and Kelly Jones successfully told the entire story from the point-of-view of Sophie Brown through the letters she writes. When Sophie and her family move from the city to her Great Uncle Jim’s farm she wants to raise some animals. Needless to say, she is in for a surprise when some very unusual chickens show up at the farm. I recommend Unusual Chickens for An Exceptional Poultry Farm by Kelly Jones as a second or third grade read aloud.
Don’t Be A Chicken…READ…Chapter Books you’ll love!
Don’t Be A Chicken…READ…Picture Books you’ll love!
***Note: Chick-O-Saurus Rex is a 2016 Sakura Medal contender and P. Zonka Lays An Egg is in the running for a Caldecott Medal.