by Laura Dronzek.
Greenwillow (HarperCollins), 2003
Library Guild selection.
Book of the Month Club selection.
Library Association “Building Block Award” nominee.
this inviting tale, the youngest member of a family saves the day…A
winning choice for storytime and one-on-one sharing” Starred
review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
mix of tension, sheer fright, and humor is just right, and Little Chick
proves to be a plucky heroine…A sure pick for storytime and a
choice selection for preschool collections.” BOOKLIST
story structure has the appeal of such old favorites as ‘The Three
Billyl Goats Gruff’; the succinct narration moves right along,
sparked with contemporary touches (chicks to Hen: ‘You PROMISED!
“We DID our chores!”)…W ith its bold art and chant-along
repetition, this will serve equally well for preschool groups or beginning
readers.” Starred review HORN BOOK
has once again created a short, suspenseful tale with an unpredictable
and satisfyingly canny ending. He develops the characters of Hen, her
offspring, and Dog succinctly in a test that offers lots of opportunity
to dramatize while reading aloud to very young preschoolers…Great
for group sharing and participation story hour.” KIRKUS
simple, lyrical text contains just enough repetition to make for an
interactive read-aloud; beginning readers will also enjoy mimicking
the angry dog and the chicks…a distinctly humorous narrative that
will charm hungry young audiences.” BULLETIN OF THE CENTER
FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS