The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington. il Shelley Jackson.
Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux: NY, 2007.

A young girl makes a contest of chasing her favorite chicken around the farm. She's determined to catch Miss Hen, and Miss Hen is just as determined not to get caught. The girl tries several tactics until she discovers a secret about Miss Hen which is even better than the chase.

The mixed media pictures are great. Alive and energetic with varied texture and detail. There is so much humor in the girl and her chickens, and little ones will be looking closely to see what all they can find.

I don't think I've seen any of Harrington or Jackson's work before, but this is a selection I would want to share with everyone. A simple aspect of farm life infused with warmth, excitement, and hilarity.

related-chickens, farm life, barn animals, African-Americans
RL=2nd-3rd, read aloud to PreK-1st

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