Big Chickens

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Turtleback Books, Jan 31, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 29 pages
24 Reviews
When four big chickens see a wolf sneaking near their coop, they run into the woods to hide. But for a bunch of big chickens, running away from danger isnat as easy as it looks. As they continue on their way, they wonder: What if they get stuck in a ditch? What if they hit an iceberg in the lake? What if they step into a cow patty? "Eewww!" Brimming with silliness and the kind of slapstick humor small children love, hereas a rollicking read-aloud with an uplifting message and a very satisfying ending.

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The writing is creative and the pictures are funny. - Goodreads
The illustrations are big and bright. - Goodreads
Cole's illustrations are a delight. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kelley Bennett - Goodreads

This book is a great example of descriptive words. It could also be a good example for adjectives. It's a great book for predictability and repetitiveness as well. The illustrations are big and bright ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sylvia - Goodreads

Three chickens face adversity of all sorts and get through it as best they can. At the end they feel like BIG chickens. Great pictures. Age 3 to grade 3. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Leslie Helakoski is the author of "The Smushy Bus" and "Big Chickens, " a Junior Library Guild selection. Born and raised near New Orleans, Leslie Helakoski received a degree in advertising from the University of Louisiana and one in illustration from Northern Michigan University. She now lives in Lawton, Michigan, with her family.

Henry Cole has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including "And Tango Makes Three", "Oink?", and "Little Bo in France". A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.

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