Monday, June 1, 2015

Chicken Big (Keith Graves)

On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, giant egg. And out of this egg came one big, humongous . . . something. "It's big!" clucked the little rooster. "It's enormous!" clucked the small chicken. "It's an elephant!" peeped the smallest chicken. "Run for your lives!" they cried. No matter how they try, these clueless chickens can't make sense of the gigantic new member of their familyuntil he saves the day. With wacky, laugh-out-loud humor and silliness to spare, this BIG twist on the classicChicken Little story lends a whole new perspective to what it means to be chicken. 

This story is a take off from Chicken Little except the chicken is not little, he is Chicken Big. Chicken Big sticks out and isn't accepted by the other chickens. The story is about the chickens all trying to come to an understanding of whether or not he really is like them. They go through a series of assumptions and in the end, do become friends. We loved the not quite so bright chickens and the crazy antics all along the way. Fun illustrations. It is a great book for a laugh. Good be a good story on friendship and making judgments about people before you really know them.

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