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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (April 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442414014
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442414013
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,434,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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*With minimal text, simple lines and shapings, and just the right amount of emotional heft, this book is perfect for the age group (and parents will love it, too). Though not a lot goes on, every bit of it is relevant to a child’s day, and it’s especially engaging when the activities are done by such appealing characters set against expanses of white and saturated pages of blue or green. Utterly simple and utterly adorable.--BOOKLIST, March 15, 2011, *STAR

"The Davis team boldly plays with the use of white space (or sometimes blue or green) and strong black lines to propel the visual storytelling. Proportions and angles change as the story progresses to reflect Little Chicken’s understanding and appreciation of his mother’s watchful words. Be sure to share with willful toddlers and rambunctious preschoolers—they will easily relate to Little Chicken." - KIRKUS, April 1, 2011

About the Author

A producer of animated movies, Jerry Davis has worked with a lot of big Hollywood stars: a woolly mammoth, a sloth, and a sabre-toothed tiger (ICE AGE), a giant robot (IRON GIANT) more robots (ROBOTS), chimps (SPACE CHIMPS), and even talking toys (TOY STORY). Now he's written his first picture book, LITTLE CHICKEN'S BIG DAY, and gets to work with a new little star, Little Chicken.

Children’s author/illustrator Katie Davis has published nine books and appears monthly on the ABC affiliate show, Good Morning Connecticut, recommending great books for kids. She produces Brain Burps About Books, a podcast about kidlit, a blog and monthly newsletter. Katie volunteers in a maximum security prison teaching Writing for Children and over the last dozen years has presented at schools and writing conferences. She’s a 2010 Cybils judge and has also judged the Golden Kite, smartwriters.com, and Frontiers in Writing awards. Recently Katie was selected to be on the Honorary Advisory Board for the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a literacy-based charity. Find her at .katiedavis.com.

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Very sweet story and delightful pictures.
Jenski
And this book has brought us closer, added to our repertoire and made us laugh!
J E Besmehn
I will buy this for every parent of a toddler I know!!
Rachel Nekoukar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Are there any picture book catchphrases that have entered the cultural lexicon? I'm serious in asking this, but I'm a poor judge of what everyone knows. When you spend your days reading lines like "He was a big FAT caterpillar" aloud and then find yourself working those phrases into your everyday speech, you're not exactly the best average consumer. Still, even I know that when you look at the great picture book classics, they may be great books but you don't hear words or phrases from them showing up in late night talk show opening monologues or anything. Leno isn't throwing out a "Let me drive the bus!" reference and Conan isn't bringing up Madeline's line to the tiger in the zoo. The closest I can come up with might be "Goodnight Moon" and its lulling lines. If a comedian starts saying, "Good night" in a variety in different ways, folks know what they mean. Otherwise, there's not much. Maybe "Little Chicken's Big Day" will change all that. Because when it comes to memorable lines, I suspect Katie and Jerry Davis are going to go down in history for inspiring a whole generation of kids to chirp cheerily to their parents, "I hear you clucking, Big Chicken".

It's early in the morning and it's time for Little Chicken to get dressed, wash his face, and get ready for the day. Each time his mother tells him these things he comes back with a prompt, "I hear you cluckin', Big Chicken." Then it's off to have some fun. Yet while following his mother Little Chicken gets pretty distracted. A lovely butterfly catches his eye and next thing he knows he's alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alyson Beecher on April 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Producing a children's picture book for toddlers and preschoolers that is entertaining for young children and for the adult who will be reading it aloud is not easy. Some books are cloyingly sweet. Others are a bit to sing-songy with the text. Some books have great illustrations but lack memorable text, and then there is the opposite - poetic text with lackluster illustrations. However, Little Chicken's Big Day from Jerry and Katie Davis may literally be my favorite picture book for this age group so far in 2011 (which is saying a lot since I probably have read over 300 pictures books since January).

I am not sure whether I lost my heart to the refrain "I hear you cluckin', Big chicken" or the picture of little chicken strapped into a car seat. Jerry Davis' first attempt at a children's picture book is impressive. His text captures perfectly the amusing wanderings of this baby chick on his outing with mama chick. From the time, mama chick gets little chick up and ready all the way to bedtime, readers will delight in little chicken's antics. Of course, Katie Davis' illustrations amazingly depict the emotions of the story from the look on little chick's face while buckled into the car seat (the "I don't like being buckled in" face) to the happy relief of finding his mommy after wandering off. Their collaboration has succeeded in producing a book that not only will have young children saying "again" upon reaching the end, but one that even mommies & daddies who are reading it will want to read "one more time".

I look forward to future collaborative efforts from the husband and wife team of Jerry Davis and Katie Davis. Little Chicken's Big Day will definitely be added to my list of books to give new parents or or as gifts to my favorite little friends.
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By Rachel Nekoukar on April 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover
We ADORE this book. My two year old son has asked for it to be read to him before his naps and bedtimes every day since we've gotten this book. It is beautifully illustrated and a poignant story without being too "cutesy." We just love this book - and I have taken to calling him my own little chicken. I will buy this for every parent of a toddler I know!!
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By Jenski on November 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My 8 month old daughter loves this book-the pictures are adorable and simple enough to catch and hold her attention. The story is very cute and as someone mentioned in another review, "I hear you cluckin little chicken" has entered the parenting lexicon in our household-my husband and I say it constantly. Very sweet story and delightful pictures.
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