From Publishers Weekly
Minerva Louise might be reckoned an Amelia Bedelia of the animal world. Here the curious hen mistakes a school for a barn, a janitor for a farmer and a baseball for an egg. Ages 2-6. (Sept.)
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2?Minerva Louise makes a third appearance here in a story that will delight her numerous fans. This time the chatty chicken wanders into a red school building, thinking it is a fancy barn. She mistakenly identifies stalls (classrooms), milking stools (story-time seats), nesting boxes (children's cubbies), and even a nest with an egg (baseball glove with a ball). She hurries home with new decorating ideas, comfortably settling down amidst a hose, seed packets, pencil, and even winter mittens. This is a picture book with a minimum of words for maximum appeal. Stoekes's vibrant, happy illustrations fill the pages with humor and excitement. The bright primary colors are a perfect foil for this goofy, lumpy white hen. Another winner for preschoolers and beginning readers alike.?Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY
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