Gladys the Magic Chicken

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
11.3 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593325605

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About the Author
Adam Rubin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten critically-acclaimed picture books, including Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, High Five, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce, and El Chupacabras, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

Adam Rex has illustrated many books for children, including the New York Times bestseller The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt. He is the author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, also a New York Times bestseller; Nothing Rhymes with Orange; and On Account of the Gum.
Reviews
Praise for Gladys the Magic Chicken

A Kids' Indie Next List Pick
A Golden Kite Award Finalist
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
A Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee

"[A] magical (not to mention hilarious) tale . . . In the annals of fabulous fowl, surely Gladys reigns supreme . . . Everyone's gonna love it." --Booklist, starred review

"[A] knee-slapping, wing-flapping picture book romp . . . Rubin's humorous narration strikes the perfect tone for reading aloud . . . Cartoonishly zany." --Shelf Awareness

"Rubin and Rex fracture mythology left and right, with a performance-worthy, aside-heavy text and comically dramatic digital cartooning . . . Gladys's feathered manifestation of that very human desire to "see magic in the world" is nothing to cluck at." --Publishers Weekly

"Written with a cheeky tone, this offbeat story puts a modern spin on exaggerated archetypal characters . . . Will appeal to elementary-age kids as well as adults . . . Flamboyant illustrations, unexpected adventures, and larger-than-life characters anchor this zany read-aloud." --Kirkus Reviews

"Sure to elicit more than a few laughs . . . The final lesson that there is magic in ordinary things (Gladys the chicken, in this case) is very sweet. Give this to the kid who has an obsession with Ancient Greece and Egypt to scratch the itch for an entertaining story set in a parody of those times. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books