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A Hen for Izzy Pippik Hardcover – March 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 430L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554532434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554532438
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Nicely paced text and colorful scratchboard-like images are beautifully connected, with the wandering chicks' paths drawn in loopy lines. This is a book to savor and reread, in the tradition of Margot Zemach's 'It Could Always Be Worse'." --Booklist

"... sharp-witted tale drawn from Jewish and Islamic sources. Lafrance deserves a special shout-out for her work -- she proves once again that she s a rare talent who can combine naif rendering with a highly sophisticated and consistently inventive sense of composition. Ages 4-8." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

For more than 30 years, Aubrey Davis has told stories, performing and conducting workshops across Canada and the United States. His books have received glowing reviews and multiple awards, including the Sydney Taylor Award, the Mr. Christie Award (Silver) and the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Children's Literature Prize. Aubrey lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Marie Lafrance lives in Montreal, Quebec. She has provided illustrations for magazines, newspapers, posters, billboards and dozens of educational books for children. Now she primarily works on picture books, using her warm and gently humorous illustrations to delight and entertain children of all ages.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Robinson on September 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a story about honesty and patience rewarded. I don't know if the best thing about it is the delightful artwork (with its subdued palette dominated by green and gray with the odd fleck of bright orangey-red) or the lovely, slightly wacky prose. The quaint old-world setting adds to the book's charm. The characters are, in a very light, subtle, and non-religious way, depicted as Jewish, making this a pleasant choice for children in Jewish families who want something more reflective of their cultural history, but it's a good story for anyone, especially those of us who love chickens.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Liz Clark on May 1, 2013
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This was initially a library find, but after we read it four times in two days, I knew it was one to add to our permanent collection. With clever, appealing art and a gentle, uplifting story, our chicken-adoring little girls enjoy A Hen for Izzy Pippik quite a lot! There are a few biology issues (the distinct lack of an initial rooster, but proliferation of hatchlings), but biologically-aware children will willingly suspend their disbelief to dive into the story. I especially appreciated Shaina's integrity and determination to see the hen returned to its rightful owner, Izzy Pippik, and the rewards of her fidelity change the entire town.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By vicki blumenthal on January 20, 2013
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Good book, cute illustrations, and just the right length for bedtime reading. And it has a great lesson, straight from Gemorrah.
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This is a sweet, fun story that could be used as a text example for several skills--what stood out to me was possessives and inferences.

Great for identifying lessons and morals, and they also happen to be things that you would want students to be thinking about when interacting with peers, too!
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The first thing that attracted me to this book was its title - what a great name, Izzy Pippik! What clinched it is when I saw its author - Aubrey Davis. I just had to get my hands on it. A retelling from "the Babylonian Talmud and the Hadith of the Prophet Mohammed", Aubrey Davis, an excellent writer, is in my opinion the best reteller of tales there is.

Who knew, in Shaina's town, where times are tough and people have little to spend, that a hen come pecking at Shaina's toe is about to turn things around?

BEEYAK! A hen of emerald feathers and golden speckles! Shaina finds a sign which reads: IZZY PIPPIK: CHICKENS AND EGGS.

"We can't eat her!" she tells her parents. "She belongs to Izzy Pippik!"

Everyone waits for Izzy. Months pass, but no Izzy to claim the hen. No Izzy to claim its eggs. Or its chicks. Or their chicks, or their chicks. And in the meanwhile, Shaina's mama is disgruntled, and the townsfolk, hot and hungry, eye the hundreds of chickens flapping around in the market. But Shaina holds firm. They are Izzy Pippik's chickens.

She is labelled "a hard-headed nuissance," but drawn to the sight of such a flock, curious sightseers roll in by the busload. They leave with shopping bags bursting with merchandise. This is great business! The townsfolk change their tune.

"Your chickens make us so happy," they sing. What a shock when Izzy Pippik arrives!

"Please don't take our chickens! They've brought us such good fortune!" they holler.

Whose chickens are they? The town's or Izzy's?

Ilustrated in soft greens and blues by Quebec illustrator Marie Lafrance, she's created a fresh and appealing world, a nice complement to this gentle tale about doing the right thing even when it isn't popular.
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