Three Hens and a Peacock

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Peachtree Pub Limited, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The Tuckers' farm is a peaceful place: cows chew their cud, hens lay their eggs, and the old hound rests on the porch. Everyone has a job and no one complains. That is, until a hapless peacock suddenly falls off the back of a passing truck and stirs things up.

Soon, customers are flocking to the farm to see what all the fuss is about, and business is booming. But the hens don't like the newcomer getting attention while they stay cooped up doing all the hard work. The wise old hound sees the problem and helps his feathered friends orchestrate a job swap. What follows is the hilarious tale of three hens who get in way over their feathered heads, and one very distressed peacock who just can't figure out how to lay an egg.Popular author Lester L. Laminack has created a comical look at what happens when we underestimate the value of others' work. Henry Cole's delightful illustrations heighten the story's humor and will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.

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Cute story and great illustrations. - Goodreads
Loved the pictures and the story line. - Goodreads
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The illustrations are bright and funny. - Goodreads

Review: Three Hens and a Peacock

User Review  - Kaylee Warzecha - Goodreads

A cute book about finding value in your own talent. The peacock and the chickens were jealous of each other, but once they tried switching jobs they realized how important they each were. So they learned to get along and value each other. Loved the pictures and the story line. (picture) Read full review

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User Review  - Jade Detzer - Goodreads

Three Hens and a Peacock is a great story to read when you are first introducing group activity work. It depicts the concept of teamwork which is very important for group projects. The book tells the story with the moral that everyone has their own place in order for things to be successful. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children's literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina.

Henry Cole is the illustrator of more than forty books for children, including bestsellers such as THE LEPRECHAUN'S GOLD, LITTLE BO, AND TANGO MAKES THREE, and OINK!, in addition to many of his own books, such as A NEST FOR CELESTE and JACK'S GARDEN. He lives in Florida.

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