From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3—This attractive volume features 16 wacky rhyming verses. The somewhat irreverent poems include odes to imagined daily lives of opera-singing and sumo-wrestling chickens to complex egg laying and eating. ("The day the rooster had the flu/he could not cock-a-doodle-do….They called a doctor to the coop,/who brought a bowl of chicken soup./'Drink up,' he said. 'It's good for you./I promise it's no one you knew.'") Rendered in pen and colored digitally, the simple yet expressive cartoon illustrations really bring out the fun of the poetry. The book features a nice variety of rhyme and rhythm including limericks, couplets, and quatrains. Charmingly designed with a tactile cover and clever endpapers, this could be a bright addition to poetry collections.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
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Both punny and snappy, an apt addition to National Poetry Month.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Charmingly designed with a tactile cover and clever endpapers, this could be a bright addition to poetry collections.