Know of any good children's books with chickens?

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  1. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    My favorite is the 1984 publishing by Scandinavia Publishing House of the Hans Christian Anderson tale, "It's Absolutely True!" The story itself will always be classic, but the illustrations by Francois Crozat are absolutely fabulous! If any of you have this book, you'll know what I'm talking about. There's one illustration in particular that I adore . . . several naked hens standing together in a pile of feathers, with one chicken staring at her plucked tail with a classic "what's that?" look that I see in so many chicken's eyes. It's too bad it's out of print, because the newer versions simply do not compare.
    So anyone else or their children have a particular favorite?
     
  2. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on writing a few some day. I'll let you know!! [​IMG]
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan Brett often has pictures of chickens in her books, especially polish.
     
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    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some more books listed on Amazon and elsewhere:

    "One Hen - How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference" sounds very inspiring
    http://www.amazon.com/One-Hen-Small...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213256458&sr=1-1

    Has positive moral--"Crocodile and Hen: A Bakongo Folktale"
    http://www.amazon.com/Crocodile-Hen...r_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213256560&sr=1-15

    Unique--"Hen Lake"
    http://www.amazon.com/Hen-Lake-Mary...r_1_22?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213256905&sr=1-22

    For early readers--"Jen The Hen (Fun With Phonics)"
    http://www.amazon.com/Jen-Hen-Fun-P...r_1_21?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213257060&sr=1-21

    Storyline sounds cute--"Hilda Hen's Search"
    http://www.amazon.com/Hilda-Hens-Se...r_1_24?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213257060&sr=1-24

    Funny, creative story of chicken heroics with entertaining pictures --"Chickens to the Rescue"
    http://www.amazon.com/Chickens-Resc...r_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213257352&sr=1-13

    Nonfiction--"Your Chickens"
    http://www.amazon.com/Your-Chickens...r_1_20?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213257352&sr=1-20

    Clever storytelling & good illustrations--"The Mixed-Up Rooster"
    http://www.amazon.com/Mixed-Up-Roos...bs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213257690&sr=1-3

    Sweet story, and lovely drawings of chickens--"The Rooster's Gift"
    http://www.preschooleducation.com/br226.shtml

    Adorable photo books with toy chicks as the stars
    http://www.amazon.com/Coco-Counts-Little-Chicks-Numbers/dp/1599900726/ref=pd_sim_b_title_3

    Enough bedtime stories for me--I better go to bed!
     
  7. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are literally hundreds of chicken picture books for kids and even several chapter books. I am a children's librarian and so have seen many. Some of my favorite are by Janet Stoeke. She has a whole series about a hen named Minerva Louise. Also there are funny ones by Mary Auch with a series about hifalutin' artistic chickens.

    This is not a complete list, but some of my favorites that haven't already been mentioned:

    Picture Books
    The chicken-chasing queen of Lamar County
    Harrington, Janice N.
    Buck-Buck the chicken 1 / 1 26 / 31
    Ehrlich, Amy
    The wolf's chicken stew 1 / 1 62 / 93
    Kasza, Keiko.
    The painter who loved chickens 1 / 1 29 / 30
    Dunrea, Olivier.
    Lottie's new beach towel 0 / 2 51 / 67
    Mathers, Petra.
    Cluck o'clock 1 / 3 40 / 51
    Gray, Kes.
    A hat for Minerva Louise 1 / 1 1 / 2
    Stoeke, Janet Morgan.
    One more egg 1 / 1 8 / 9
    Burg, Sarah Emmanuelle
    Why the chicken crossed the road 0 / 1 50 / 54
    Macaulay, David.
    Minerva Louise at school 2 / 2 98 / 112
    Stoeke, Janet Morgan
    Olvina flies 2 / 2 29 / 34
    Lin, Grace.
    Elvis the rooster almost goes to heaven 1 / 2 41 / 68
    Cazet, Denys.
    Bantam of the opera 2 / 2 87 / 108
    Auch, Mary Jane.
    Zinnia and Dot 2 / 2 54 / 69
    Ernst, Lisa Campbell
    Ruler of the courtyard 0 / 1 11 / 12
    Khan, Rukhsana
    This little chick 1 / 1 26 / 33
    Lawrence, John
    The rooster's gift 1 / 1 73 / 80
    Conrad, Pam.
    Hungry hen 1 / 2 24 / 32
    Waring, Richard
    Hedgie's surprise 2 / 3 159 / 195
    Brett, Jan
    Hattie and the fox 2 / 2 27 / 36
    Fox, Mem
    Five little chicks 1 / 2 19 / 40
    Tafuri, Nancy.
    Chicken bedtime is really early 0 / 1 22 / 32
    Perl, Erica S.
    Tippy-toe chick, go! 0 / 4 30 / 60
    Shannon, George.
    Peeping Beauty 3 / 3 156 / 187
    Auch, Mary Jane.
    Hilda Hen's search 1 / 1 21 / 25
    Wormell, Mary.
    The broody hen 1 / 1 10 / 11
    Dunrea, Olivier.
    Hilda Hen's scary night 1 / 1 17 / 19
    Wormell, Mary.
    Rosie's walk 2 / 2 23 / 27
    Hutchins, Pat



    Chapter Books
    The chicken dance 0 / 1 7 / 9
    Couvillon, Jacques.
    The Hoboken chicken emergency 1 / 1 23 / 24
    Pinkwater, Daniel Manus
    Love, Ruby Lavender 1 / 1 101 / 123
    Wiles, Deborah

    The numbers have to do with how many copies are in the library and the whole state system. When I started copying an pasting I could not get them out.

    That should give you plenty to work on.
     
  8. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just discovered my new favorite children's picture book about chickens, Chicken Joy of Redbean Road: A Bayou Country Romp, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. It is great. Not only is it about chickens, it is about one of my other favorite things in the world, music, particularly Louisiana music. Check it out.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0618507590/ref=sib_dp_ptu#reader-link
     
  9. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was also going to mention Jan Brett. My kids enjoy Hedgie's Surprise and Daisy Comes Home. In the back of Daisy Comes Home it mentions that Jan Brett owns several hens which of course she uses for inspiration [​IMG]
     
  10. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    We have "Rosie's Walk" as mentioned above by the children's librarian, herbsherbsflowers...very cute.

    We also have a board book: "Little Chick" by Nicola Smee. 1996 (baby.books series: Little Duckling, Little Rabbit, Little Piglet)

    And we just checked out of our local library "Henrietta's Fourth of July" by Syd Hoff. 1981
    (Sammy the Seal, Danny and the Dinosaur...)

    http://sydhoff.org/

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