The Chickens Are Coming!

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.2 X 11.2 X 0.4 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374300975

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About the Author

BARBARA SAMUELS is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including Fred's Beds, The Trucker, and the popular Dolores books, one of which received a Christopher Award. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

Reviews

"A genial domestic cartooned comedy with an underlying lesson about appreciating living creatures. . .Samuels gets excellent comic mileage by drawing her hens as unblinkingly unflappable, even in the face of the children's gambits to get them to lay eggs. But the family's frustration melts as they grow to understand the chickens as not just egg generators, but also as vivid individuals." --Publishers Weekly

"A very enjoyable read-aloud for would-be urban farmers and kids just needing a good laugh." --Kirkus Reviews

"This bright and funny read-aloud will enliven any storytime. Chickens rule the roost." --School Library Journal

"This charming, humorous mini-adventure in urban farming should get readers thinking out of the box (or crate) about what they can do in their own backyards. . .The boldly colored illustrations capture city life with realistic details that also extend to the family's chickens, each with an identifiably colored egg. This may inspire readers to raise chickens, or investigate other local sustainability options." --Booklist