Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Little Chicken's Big Day by Katie Davis and Jerry Davis

There's so much to do in a day...and so much for a little chicken to remember! It's a good thing that Big Chicken is there to keep Little Chicken on track. But not even Big Chicken can compete with a beautiful butterfly...and soon Little Chicken is all alone!

I particularly love the cover of this book. The bright colours and high-contrast images pop right off the page. The text of the story comes in the form of Big Chicken speaking; the words float and curve all over the pages, sometimes coming from an unseen body. It effectively recreates the experience of being small and not seeing things from the same perspective as bigger, older people. Young children might also start repeating Little Chicken's happy refrain of "I hear you clucking, Big Chicken." This is great to try in storytimes, to read one-on-one with a child, or to talk about getting lost or separation anxiety.

Find it at IndieBound.

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