Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Chicken in School
First sentence: Zoey wasn't at all like the other chickens. And that's how Sam liked it. "Where are the kids going?" asked Zoey. "It's the first day of school," said Sam. "I've always wanted to go to school..." "You have?" asked Zoey. "Yes!" said Sam. "There are snacks at school."
Premise/plot: Zoey and Sam are back for another adventure. (The first picture book starring these two farm friends was Chicken in Space.) Zoey has plans to open a school. There is great interest among the animals (Sam, Pip, and Henry). Clara, the cow, well she says she's not interested. But. Little ones may notice how she keeps showing up and speaking her opinion! What will Sam's favorite part of school be?
My thoughts: This one was a fun picture book. Zoey is quite a lovable chicken. And Sam is fun as well. Even if he's always thinking about food! Before this year I'd not really paid attention to chickens starring in picture books. But this year alone, I've discovered some GREAT books starring chickens. This one is definitely worth reading.
Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
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