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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (September 22, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158234972X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582349725
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kindergarten-Grade 2–A rollicking story about a rooster that is a little smarter than the average barnyard animal. Farmer Nuthatcher's chickens are tired of their regular feed, and it just so happens that the rooster has been watching cooking shows over the farmer's wife's shoulder. He has some ideas, beginning with chips and salsa. Soon the ducks are inspired and give up fish for guacamole, and the pigs go for beans and chiles. With all of this southwestern cuisine, it's time for a fiesta. It turns out, though, that Mrs. Nuthatcher is making tamales, and all of the ingredients the animals need are gone, so it's time for a new cuisine–from a French cookbook. This story is a fun read, with a refrain and a smooth pattern. Bogan's humorous illustrations keep the action moving, and the pages are filled with saturated color and energy. A definite purchase for any library.–Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ
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"Reynolds punctuates his wry, snappy text with the kind of knowing, running jokes that kids love, while Bogan’s fiesta-bright comic watercolors evoke the spirit of vintage Warner Bros. animation (astute readers will also note that the barnyard mice seem to be the suppliers of the harder-to-find ingredients)."  ---Publishers Weekly
 
"Bogan's big cartoon scenes capture the increasing excitement, as well as the general bliss brought on by plenty of pre-fiesta snacking." --Kirkus Reviews
 
"This story is a fun read, with a refrain and a smooth pattern. Bogan’s humorous illustrations keep the action moving, and the pages are filled with saturated color and energy. A definite purchase for any library." --School Library Journal
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Paulette Bogan illustrated a cute and colorful book!!
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She loves to shout "Ole!" with the different animals and giggles at the mice almost every time we read it.
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Wonderful illustrations and the cadence of the story is fun and easy for kids to get in to.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen Greenbaum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
A pig can eat only so much slop. Fowl may need to part from their feed. Even a duck might tire of fish.

This is the premise of "Chicks and Salsa," a celebration of culinary diversity in general, salsa in particular. The "salsafication" of the farm animals is the brainchild of a rebellious rooster, although there's a rat (literal, not figurative) who--behind the scenes--supplies the ingredients. The rooster is the face of the salsa revolution, but the rat, lurking stealthily on most pages, is the muscle.

Like a great chef or musician, Aaron Reynolds riffs on salsa within a structured format. AS the zest for salsa spreads from one species to another, the recipes change. The rooster and chickens pick farm fresh (naturally) onions and tomatoes, the ducks dine on cilantro and garlic, and the pigs go for beans and chopped chilis. Paulette Bogan gives these mischievous animals distinctive personalities and emotion. She draws a bored chicken like no one else. A pig turns fier red after eating chilis, while another pig proudly juggles them. Bogan's seems to thrive on low-light scenes; the animals become luminescent, and their glow warms the barn and surrounding farmland. Her shadows and shadings use unusual color combinations, and the fiesta preparations are vivid and rich.

Sadly, the fiesta never takes place, as the humans, who finally wake up and smell the animals' spices, seize all the ingredients for a tamale entree entry at the state fair. The conclusion is a little bit abrupt, but it's clever: The rooster sneaks into the kitchen, and with the rat's help shifts from one cuisine to another, becoming a master at crepes. The fiesta turns into something of a salon, and--zut alors--the animals done "French" clothes, a bit of attitude, and share the hors d'ouevres.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tami Coyne on December 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My seven year old LOVES this book! The story is clever, unique and FUNNY! The illustrations are wonderful and hilarious. And there are even recipes included, which is great for any enterprising child who wants to whip up some Mexican cuisine. We highly recommend this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Dussin on September 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My two-year-old loves this book. I like reading it to him. The author has a great ear for alliteration and near alliteration, and there are so many sentences in the book that are just fun to say!

The story is solidly entertaining, and the illustrations, as others have pointed out, have the prerequisite little details (spiders, butterflies, mice, little birds) that little kids love to find.

My only problem is with the end, and it's only as an adult reading the story, and it's really minor, but: I can't stand it that the Rooster prepares a dish with *eggs* at the end!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Connie Fraise on December 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Lively and vibrant illustrations. Like a good picture book, there's something to be discovered on each page. And after you've read it once, you'll probably want to do it all over again just to see what else is going on in these colorful pages. This one's a keeper! Very fun. Olé!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MOM on August 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a delightful story with outstanding illustrations. My grandchildren and I still laugh at the story and pictures even after many, many readings. I wish there would be a sequel where they continue with French food. The inside of the hardback's dust jacket is a special treat as well, and the recipes that follow are fun to make with kids. This book is a real winner!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By maggie on November 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have purchased this book as a gift for children of many ages and all seem to have the same response- please read it again!!!! The drawings especially make them gleeful. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Bell on November 17, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Chicks and Salsa is the perfect book for readers with a great sense of humor and a great appetite! The illustrations are beautiful. Any kid will get a kick out of this fun book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Delaney VINE VOICE on November 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
WE LOVE CHICKENS! WE LOVE SALSA! My son and I have a thing for fowl I suppose so when we see a book on chickens, ducks, turkeys or any other number of birds we nab it.

The chickens are tired of their feed,the pigs are tired of slop, the ducks are tired of fish. IT is a revolt in the barnyard, and thanks to that Rooster's ingenuity and the mice who know how to get stuff and the simply abundant crops on the farmer's land there is going to be a fiesta.

I read this story in the voice of a newscaster reporting a mystery. My son helps with the OLEs in the book. There are also a few (I think 4) recipes on the cover flaps, we have tried the Quack a Mole, and the Hog Wild Nachos. Good story, lots of fun, interactive recipes set the mood.
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