Monday, March 16, 2009

Chicken Soup

Van Leeuwen, Jean. 2009. Chicken Soup. Illustrated by David Gavril. Harry N. Abrams. (May publication)

To put it simply, this is a fun story. How would you react--if you were a chicken--if you heard that the farmer's wife was making soup? Such is the case in Chicken Soup. One animal after another passes along the rumor--she's making soup!--so this flock of chickens dash off to hide. But one little chick can't find a good hiding place. He's a sick little chick. And his sneezing always gives him away. As the clomp, clomp, clomp of the farmer's approach brings dread to this little one...all seems to be lost. Is there hope for this little chick? Or has this rumor been all a misunderstanding?

I liked this one. A lot. It makes for a great read aloud.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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