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Big Flats Library 1 E W Juvenile Fiction Book
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Corning - Southeast Steuben County Library 1 E WIL Juvenile Fiction Book
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Whitesville Public Library 1 E W New Juvenile Fiction
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Tend Millie's backyard chickens from day to night in this rhyming picture book, which is right on trend and packed with STEM-friendly science info.


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Booklist Review

Like Laurie Krebs' The Beeman (2008), this book is charmingly illustrated by Cis and offers a lively introduction to the behavior and care of a plentiful species: chickens. Williams' appealing rhymes, which borrow the lilt, if not the cumulative storytelling, of This Is the House That Jack Built, describe how three chickens enjoy life in a girl's fenced-in backyard. Cis' light-filled paintings play with scale while presenting a very hospitable scene, dotted with greenery and activity. Millie keeps busy watching over the chickens and their seven chicks, feeding them, and, at the end of the day, making sure they are safe from the one dangerous element that appears in the book a sneaky, hungry-looking fox on the other side of the fence. Also included are informative summaries on such topics as chicken breeds, chicken anatomy, and parts of an egg as well as directions on how to cook eggs in four different ways.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2015 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This sweet British import features a rhyming text that highlights various aspects of poultry care. "Here are the chicks,/Hatching out well,/Pecking their way/From inside the shell." Appealing illustrations use loose acrylics with saturated color. Millie's idyllic backyard is filled with plants, a slide, a clothesline, and happily pecking chickens. One of Millie's hens, Silkie, gets lost, but is quickly found with a clutch of eggs, and Millie is kept contentedly busy looking after the chickens and their new baby chicks. Endpapers feature an assortment of heritage breed chickens on a soft blue background. The back matter includes a colorful illustrated glossary and informative text on keeping chickens, chicken anatomy, parts of an egg, and the life cycle of chickens as well as suggestions of different cooking methods for eggs. VERDICT An appealing picture book answer to the question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"-Madigan McGillicuddy, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, GA (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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