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Chicks & Chickens Paperback – April, 2005

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From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3—Gibbons's nonfiction picture books are brought to life complete with sound effects in these charming read-alongs. Each book focuses on one animal, with detailed descriptions of habitats, food, and life cycles along with definitions and occasional pronunciations of terms associated with the animals. Along with this abundance of information, there are colorful illustrations to accompany the text. Employing a different narrator for each title adds variety. During Polar Bears, for example, narrator Dion Graham leaves time for the listener to look at a map. The narrators also read all the captions for the pictures, which can become tedious on some pages, but the occasional background music adds to the atmosphere. These will be a welcome addition to any library collection.—Elizabeth Elsbree, Krug Elementary School, Aurora, IL --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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K-Gr. 3. Chickens are the focus of the latest in Gibbons' long line of nonfiction picture books. The running text is simple and orderly, informing children about the bird's behavior, common rooster breeds, egg production, and more. The differences between life on small farms and in industrial agricultural settings are explained, including information about the incubation process. Bright watercolors, in a style somewhat freer than is usual for Gibbons, decorate each page. Some pictures, especially those overlaid with labels, are obviously meant to be used by adults working with young readers at home or in the classroom. A final page, "Chicken Tracks," brings together a dozen or so random facts, with such nuggets of information as the weight of the world's largest chicken egg. Francisca Goldsmith
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (P) (April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823419398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823419395
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post," "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.com

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There is a most definite trend in this country these days to raise chickens; raise them in the backyard on a small basis. I personally know dozens of folks who are doing this in our immediate are and it has actually gotten to the point that you can buy eggs from these individuals for much less than you can at the store and trust me, these eggs are very superior to the ones you pick-up at Wally-World and like stores. Now I have been involved with chickens most of my life on one level or another. My wife was raised on a chicken farm as a matter of fact and several of our neighbors raised them when I was a kid. Since I am now an adult (actually, an old man), I have raised my own flocks and have for years. Bottom line is that I am rather fond of chickens, and while by no means an expert, know quite a lot of chicken lore. I can attest to the accuracy and thoroughness of this book.

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This little book, meant for children, is one of the best introductory books I have read on the subject. Gail Gibbons has started with a wonderful anatomy lesson addressing chicks, hens and roosters. She has well covered the subjects of care, feeding housing, behavior of chickens, and the rewards of raising your own for egg production. She has addressed the nesting habits and has given very detailed information as to the reproduction of these feathered critters as well as the egg laying process.

The vocabulary used when messing with chickens is precise and well explained. Most of the illustrations, which are done with watercolor, are liberally sprinkled with notes meant more for the adult who is reading this book with their child. To be quite frank, I have to admit I learned a few facts I was not aware of myself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Teressa J. Stanley on March 20, 2006
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My son got this book from Santa this year(and some chickens). We loved it. It is full of useful information and my children enjoy looking through it all the time. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Cantwell on May 6, 2013
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The book was colorful, well illustrated and extremely informative. It needed a little more excitement in the storyline to create interest however. But overall, it is a well done book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Penny on January 20, 2013
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It was well done with pictures explaining the story. Includes a really good explanation of life to hatching of the chick.
I would recommend it to everyone
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By S. Kumar on March 30, 2015
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My five year old enjoys this book and has asked for it to be re-read many times. The illustration and explanation of how egg is formed and 'travels' is difficult to follow and it seems like there is a gap in the explanation of process. Also, the illustration of this process appears sideways which is equally hard to decipher and explain. A 3.5 is my actual rating.
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Bought this for my granddaughter as she has chickens. I figured this would help her understand where chicks come from. I would recommend this book for younger children to learn where chicks come from.
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