Chicken Talk

Patricia MacLachlan (Author) Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
January 15, 2019
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.7 X 11.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062398642

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About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of numerous books for children, including the beloved Newbery Medal-winner Sarah, Plain and Tall. She frequently co-writes picture books with Emily MacLachlan Charest, and she lives in Massachusetts.
JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA est auteur-illustrateur des bandes dessinées Lunch Lady et de plusieurs albums illustrés dont Punk Farm et Baghead. Il a gagné le Children's Choice Book Award à deux reprises en plus d'avoir fait deux présentations Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times bestselling author, a two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year, an Eisner award nominee, and the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 books for young readers. His critically acclaimed graphic novel memoir Hey, Kiddo was a National Book Award Finalist. His work includes several picture books, select volumes of Star Wars: Jedi Academy, the Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad novel series. Jarrett has given two TED Talks, both of which have been curated to the main page of TED.com and have collectively accrued more than two million views online. He is also the host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors, and reading. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and children, and their pugs, Ralph and Frank.

Reviews

"Krosoczka's expressive illustrations bring humor and tenderness to each character, human and chicken. MacLachlan's latest models an attentive, loving, and respectful relationship between humans and their animal companions that even those without articulate pets will appreciate. A sweet, silly, and slightly surreal celebration of individuality and connection."--Kirkus Reviews
"Artwork by Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo) uses softly sketched lines and gentle farmyard hues to provide a sense of the farm's peace and the chickens' cleverness. MacLachlan (My Father's Words) offers droll dialogue, a bucolic setting, and a spirited defense of animals as distinct beings with unacknowledged powers of observation."--Publishers Weekly
"Children will love suggesting names for the Joyces, as they speculate what the chickens will write next. The cartoonlike illustrations in india ink and brushes and created digitally fill the spreads with color and character, as each chicken and human strut across the pages."--Booklist
"In this slight but charming tale, a farm family's chickens discover the power of the written word. But throughout all the excitement...it's a feeling of family affection that shines through. MacLachlan's text is sweet and gently humorous; Krosoczka's expressive watercolors accentuate the personalities of the chickens."--The Horn Book