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A Hen for Izzy Pippik Hardcover – March 1, 2012
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"... 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
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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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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.
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!