"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."
"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.