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Impeccable Petunia Part 1: Claws, Paws, Feathers and Jaws [Kindle Edition]

Katie Christine , Jonathan Edward
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Follow Petunia, the backyard hen, through a hazardous world as she discovers hidden talents, a mischievous cat named Macy and encounters all things feathered and furious.

“Gorgeous” --Claudia Ricci (The Huffington Post)

“Impeccable Petunia is beautiful...” --Eli James (Novelr)

“...worth checking out...” --ePublish Unum

“...a pleasant surprise, and a nice unexpected change of pace...” --Gavin Williams (Web Fiction Guide)

To view all 15 full-color illustrations visit, impeccablepetunia.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1859 KB
  • Print Length: 99 pages
  • Publisher: Katie Christine; 1 edition (May 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082Z2UAS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,680,274 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful tale for all ages! September 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Petunia just wants to be left alone to tend her flower garden. She loves beautiful things and sees the simplicity and joy in almost everything. She knows that she's a bit different then the other hens, but it doesn't bother her.

When she sees a woman sobbing and throwing bits of colored paper in the air, Petunia is intrigued. Even more so when the woman, who is later known as Silkie, asks Petunia for her help in choosing a paint color from the swatches. Petunia is delighted and the woman picks up Petunia and takes her in the house - unheard of! The other chickens watch in dismay to see if Petunia will come back out or be the woman's dinner.

Petunia and Silkie begin a friendship that delights them. When Macy the cat finds Petunia won't back down against his violent demands, they start a grudging friendship, much to the dismay of the other hens.

With beautiful illustrations and many elements of relationships, how to be yourself and that curiosity can be a good thing, Impeccable Petunia is a delightful tale for all ages! I can't wait to see what Petunia gets up to next - a grand adventure with great characters and an entertaining storyline.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful read! May 18, 2012
By parvey
Format:Kindle Edition
Intelligently and humorously written, these are stories all animal lovers can relate to. The illustrations are out of this world. If you are equally interested in great writing and great art both in one finely crafted tome then Impeccable Petunia is for you. Seriously, I exhort you to check it out , it's addictive reading!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stories of Friendship & Mayhem May 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Impeccable Petunia is a series of wonderful stories about chickens, a cat, a fox and even humans. It is a story about an unlikely friendship between Petunia, a Wyandotte chicken, and Macy, a farm cat. Petunia is a chicken with impeccable taste and unusual talent. The other chickens led by Bernadette made Petunia's life miserable. Macy, the mischievous gray cat, rescued Petunia from various troubles created by the other chickens. The cat and the chicken went into different adventures that are sometimes comical and often led to trouble. The series is highly entertaining.
The stories are well written and the plots have enough surprises to make it interesting. The stories are never boring. Katie Christine did a wonderfu job. She handled the twists and turn of each plot very well. The illustrations are just beautiful. Jonathan Edward is a gifted artist.
I would definitely recommend Impeccable to any reader. I especially recommend it to children. I think children of all ages will enjoy Impeccable Petunia.

L. Norris
California
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`The only chick with black and white markings, Petunia stood out, and often found herself the subject of other chick's ridicule, and worse.'

Petunia is a hen who prefers spending her time in her own little garden full of beautiful, colourful flowers, rather than the confines of the chicken coop or the company of the other hens.

`The hen yard felt small and oppressive, but amidst the confinement and crowded quarters, Petunia had carved out her own little piece of joy. Her garden lay tucked into a forgotten corner at the far end of the fence.'

Bernadette, with `piercing, bulging eyes', is the hen who tries to rule the roost and dominate the other chicks, whilst Francine is the head of the brood. However, the Orpas are the ones to really be afraid of... Sadly, Petunia has several encounters with these unfriendly hens as she is different in her ways from them, and therefore distrusted.

Petunia offers companionship to the lady who lives in the house, learning new things all the time, and she derives much happiness from the time she spends with Silkie, as she has named the lady. She is alone amongst the hens in enjoying spending time with a human; the others viewed humans `with the utmost suspicion and contempt.' Macy is the resident cat, with whom Petunia has some interesting and surprising encounters as an unusual kind of friendship forms.

The story encompasses themes of loneliness and being different, of cruel bullying and finding unexpected friendship. Through the behaviour of the hens towards Petunia, who finds herself at the bottom of the pecking order, the author demonstrates how cliques can gang up on individuals and cause fear through their intimidation of them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story for All Ages January 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Petunia is not like other chickens. She loves nature and all the colors she finds. She has a little garden in the chicken yard and tries to stay out of the way of the other chickens. This book follows her adventures with the other chickens, the cat Macy, and their new owner whom she starts calling Silkie.

The biggest trouble that Petunia finds herself in is with the other chickens. The leader and her daughter are insistent that Petunia should gossip, chase bugs, and roost just like everyone else. But that is so hard when Silkie is always bringing Petunia into the house to help with the remodel.

The only thing that I had a little bit of a struggle with is some chapters ended in the middle of a conflict. Off the top of my head I can think of a scene where Petunia is confronted by the leader and going to get into an argument about where she has been and before Petunia can reply, the chapter ends.

Beyond that, I really liked this story. It's a great children's story. I think this would be a great way to introduce kids to reading. I can't wait to find out what trouble Petunia gets herself into next.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Much more than JUST a story about a chicken...
Much more than the cover leads one to believe, this is a story about showing your true colors and standing up for what's right even if it's the least popular thing to do. Read more
Published on January 9, 2013 by GMR
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read!
Impeccable Petunia is a story about a barnyard hen named Petunia who is essentially shunned by the others hens. Read more
Published on September 21, 2012 by J&F
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Classic
Impeccable Petunia is classified as being for middle school/young adult age children but I will say that as a 36 year old I found it to be a delightful book. Read more
Published on September 15, 2012 by Rita Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Impeccable Petunia
A delightful and gentle book about a hen called Petunia who lives as part of a brood in the garden of a house.

Petunia is almost an outcast in the hen world. Read more
Published on September 14, 2012 by Anglers Rest
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Read!
Petunia is a chicken with a heart. She wants nothing more than to fit in with the other chickens, but thanks to jealousy and betrayal, she isn't accepted. Read more
Published on August 13, 2012 by Yvonne Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun to read
This was a great book to read for both adult and children alike. The antics of chickens through the eyes of animals is priceless. I highly recommend it!
Published on July 19, 2012 by hanks
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it...
Petunia is a chicken with a heart as big as the flower garden she nourishes. Low down in the pecking order, she is never going to be accepted by the chicken hierarchy, but then an... Read more
Published on July 17, 2012 by jaffareadstoo
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely gem of a story!
This sweet little story is about a chicken named Petunia and her adventures in the backyard where she lives. Read more
Published on July 15, 2012 by kari
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This was an amazingly written and original story. I've never read anything like this before. The story is so serious but there's some really funny moments also that keep you... Read more
Published on July 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Children's Story
This was such a cute little story which centres around the world of a small hen named Petunia. I couldn't resist reading this book as I love all things animal related and this was... Read more
Published on June 30, 2012 by Beagle Book Space
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More About the Author

From a young age Katie's parents instilled in her a love of animals and art. She has many fond childhood memories of long summer afternoons spent curled up in a quiet corner of the local library. She lives in beautiful Seattle, Washington with her husband/illustrator Jonathan Edward, their Super-Sheltie, Niles and cats, Frankenstein and Penelope.

Katie Christine holds degrees from UCLA and USC, enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and discovering new music.

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