Busy-Busy Little Chick

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Macmillan, Feb 19, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
11 Reviews
Ideal for Easter and springtime, an exuberantly illustrated picture book by a New York Times bestselling artist!

Little Chick’s mother is all cluck and no action. Mama knows her old nest isn’t the cozy home she and her brood need. But whenever she vows to start building a new house, she’s distracted—by sweety-meaty worms, crunchy-munchy crickets, or picky-pecky corn. Luckily, her Little Chick is an industrious sort. While the rest of his family are stuffing themselves silly, he’s quietly working, bit by bit, day by day.

Janice N. Harrington’s retelling of a little-known Central African story is perfectly matched with Brian Pinkney’s jazzy depiction of a can-do little critter.


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Great story and I loved the colorful illustrations. - Goodreads
I love the illustrations, but meh on the rest. - Goodreads
It also has very nice pictures in it. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

I thought this book was a very good read for students. It catches their attention because it is about animals and has VERY rich text. It also has very nice pictures in it. I was surprised that it did not win a Caldecott award yet. It is a very good read. Read full review

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User Review  - Betsy - Goodreads

Honestly, I'm surprised at the negative reviews of this book. It's a gem. Yes, the mother doesn't do anything--but since when have we expected mothers (and step-mothers and parents in general) to do ... Read full review



About the author (2013)

Janice N. Harrington received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her first picture book, Going North, and a Parents' Choice Award for The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Brian Pinkney's awards include two Caldecott Honors, four Coretta Scott King Honors and a Coretta Scott King Award, and the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award. He is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, written by his wife, Andrea Pinkney. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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