Big Chickens

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Turtleback Books, Jan 31, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 29 pages
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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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User Review  - KristyPratt - LibraryThing

Kristy Pratt 2/4/15 Reading Log Opinion Response for Big Chickens I enjoyed reading Big Chickens for many reasons such as the illustrations, the text lay-out, the narration, the use of descriptive ... Read full review

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User Review  - kmunsey - LibraryThing

This tale shows that you don't have to be a chicken to be a BIG CHICKEN. Realizing that your fears do not need to take over your life can be a very liberating thing. Read full review

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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 is the illustrator of many beloved books for children, including his own Jack s Garden, On Meadowview Street, and A Nest for Celeste. Brambleheart was inspired by the heap of discarded treasures in the woods behind his childhood farm. You can visit Henry online at

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