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This Little Chick (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards)) Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 460L (What's this?)
  • Series: New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (February 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763617164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763617165
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 11 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #976,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

This little chick has a lot to say. Making the rounds on the farm one day, our fine, feathered friend learns to mimic all his barnyard buddies, from pigs to frogs to cows:
This little chick from over the way
went to laze with the cows one day.
And what do you think they heard him say?
Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo
Young readers will love predicting what sounds the feisty chick will make next as he swims, jumps, and skips his way through the day. And everyone will be as ready as he is to curl up for a much-needed rest when he finally returns home to his mom to share all he has learned. John Lawrence's take on a traditional rhyme is enhanced by his eye-catching illustrations, made with vinyl engravings, printed wood textures, and watercolor washes. Especially marvelous are the black sheep frolicking in their curly, swirly wool coats. (Ages 1 to 4) --Emilie Coulter

From Publishers Weekly

Lawrence's (The Mysteries of Zigomar) closely detailed, dynamic vinyl engravings lift this book well above the typical barnyard sound survey. With their bold outlines, burnished colors, rich textures and genial-looking characters, the illustrations pull readers into every spread. The eponymous hero has a gift for mimicry. Strutting around on gangly orange legs, he visits five groups of animals, collecting their distinctive sounds. "This little chick from over the way/ went to skip with the lambs one day," writes Lawrence in a characteristic spread, "And what do you think they heard him say?" On the next spread, the chick is shown leaping into the sky with his fleecy friends as his "Baa" resounds typographically (and repeatedly) through the air. Elsewhere, as the chick entertains a mother duck and her young with his quacking, the aquatic setting becomes a feast of geometric patterns. Sound may be the little chick's forte, but the real pleasure of this book lies in the author/artist's visual imagination. Ages 2-up.

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My four-year-old loves reading this book to me.
Matthew C. Curtis
Great little book for children as they interact with the illustrations and a narrative style that holds their attention.
Evelyn Horan
It is a lovely book to read aloud with one child or a group of children.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Audrey Minnow on July 23, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This has to be the perfect book for a year-old baby. I say this from tired experience after reading, re-reading, re-reading...the pictures are bright and definite and exactly right for babies, the rhythm is fun, the animal noises inspired even our year-old to say "baa" in response. Baby is now 14 months old and this is one of her three favourite books (the others are In the Tall Tall Grass and Night Cars).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roz Levine on June 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
"This little chick from over the way/went to play with the pigs one day./And what do you think/They heard him say?" So begins John Lawrence's exuberant picture book, and preschoolers will enjoy all the wonderful animal talk as Little Chick makes his way around the barnyard, imitating all his friends. He oinks with the pigs, quacks with the ducks, moos with the cows, baas with the lambs, and even ribbits with the frogs. And when he finally arrives home, shows his mother hen all he's learned that day. Mr Lawrence's repetitive, singsong text is cheerful and engaging and little ones will love "helping" you read, and practicing their animal sounds. But it's the large, bold and vibrant artwork, filled with humor and expressive detail, that really makes this book stand out and sparkle. This Little Chick is a happy, fun-filled read aloud, and a soon to be favorite at your house.
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Format: Hardcover
John Lawrence books always have top-notch illustrations, but this is the first I've seen as a board book. The wacky chick who pops in on the other animals and borrows their language made my kids laugh, and the repetitive structure really engaged them. Highly recommended for ages 18 mo through 5 years.
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By cmdw on August 11, 2011
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
We fist found this book at the library but my son (14 months)loved it so much we had to buy it! The illustrations are so unique and beautiful and the story itself is a fun twist on an old children's song. Lots to talk about with the pictures
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By Suzi on July 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
We started reading this to our baby as soon as he started to look at pictures. The high-contrast illustrations and rhyming story really caught his attention. This is one of his first favorite books! When he is cranky or upset he always calms to this book. We've memorized it, and recite it to him often.
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By Matthew C. Curtis on March 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My four-year-old loves reading this book to me. The illustrations are beautiful, and it's just easy enough for little ones to read (or sort-of-read) on their own.
Great for toddlers, too.
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