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Chico the Brave Hardcover – May 10, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books (May 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399256369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399256363
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #991,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A humorous, original tale about one plucky clucker ... hilarity on every page." -- Kirkus Review

"With his characteristically broad humor and adult-savvy jokes, Horowitz offers a folksy tale about a yellow chick named Chico who learns to tame his fears." --Publishers Weekly

"Dave Horowitz specializes in comical stories that operate on two levels, leaving parents tittering along with their children's giggles." -- the New York Times

"Full of visual puns. . . . The bright colors complement the cartoon characters, from Chico's conical beak and spindly legs to the llamas' woolly coats. . . . Endpapers of Peruvian weavings also lend the opportunity for cultural conversation."
(School Library Journal)

"Blithely absurd story and illustrations. . . . Chico is a sympathetic little guy . . . underdogs will cheer at his triumph. . . . Amusing details in the vibrant acrylic and black pencil illustrations . . . further ratchet up the silliness. . . . Kids will chuckle at this chick's accidentally discovered audacity."
(The Bulletin of the Center for Children���s Books)

From the Author

Years ago on a climbing trip in the Peruvian Andes I found a beautiful white feather. As I usually do when I find feathers along my way, I put it in my cap.

Some locals we met, pointed at my feather and laughed, "¡Condor Blanca! ¡Condor Blanca!" Condor Blanca, of course means White Condor. My feather, of course was from a chicken.

Condor Blanca was the inspiration for this story.

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My grandchildren love his books! They are universal and surprisingly good for teaching. We play "pull the book from the bag" to decide which one we'll be reading each evening. They are universal & even have a little lesson.
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By Michael M. on October 14, 2013
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I read this book while at the library with my kids. The next day on a walk to the park my son (5 yrs old) asked for a story. I told him the story of "The Super Golden Chicken." He asked for the story again and again. This story really came in handy! I bought the book.
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By Amazon Customer on February 5, 2013
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Another wonderful book from Dave Horowitz! Check out his other books & start a collection for your young ones -
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More About the Author

"Dave Horowitz...specializes in comical stories that operate on two levels, leaving parents tittering along with their children's giggles". -- the New York Times.

Horowitz has written and illustrated over a dozen popular books for children including, THE UGLY PUMPKIN, HUMPTY DUMPTY CLIMBS AGAIN, TWENTY-SIX PRINCESSES (and its counterpart, TWENTY-SIX PIRATES) as well as the 2008 Sydney Taylor Notable, FIVE LITTLE GEFILTES.

Besides making books for kids, Dave has been a drummer, a rock climbing guide and a college professor. His favorite color is orange.