As urban-dwelling families embrace the farm-to-table food movement, more and more people are starting community and rooftop gardens and even raising farm animals, such as chickens. Children growing up in these environments get the best of both worlds—the culture and convenience of a city with the health benefits and natural simplicity of a rural upbringing.
Owning chickens is becoming popular among many. A source of farm-fresh eggs year-round, they are also a source of great amusement! Sylvia loves having chickens, and she likes omelets. One day, as she is gathering all of the eggs from her chickens, she comes upon one stubborn chicken who will not give up her eggs—Broody Trudy. She won’t get off her eggs at all, and she pecks Sylvia and Grandma when they try to reach under her! Resourceful Sylvia discovers the reason why Trudy is being so moody, and she comes up with an “egg-cellent” solution!
About the Author
Jane Sutton is a children’s book author, teacher, presenter, and tutor whose love of reading and humor began at a young age. She received a bachelor of arts in comparative literature from Brandeis University and then went on to be a copywriter. She has worked as a special-education and writing tutor at middle school and college levels. Sutton is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has published nine children’s books. Sutton lives with her husband in Lexington, Massachusetts, and they have two grown children.
About the Illustrator
Peter Welling is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University South Bend and the Publisher’s Choice Award for Exemplary Non-Fiction. In addition, his illustrations have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is the author and illustrator of Darlene Halloween and the Great Chicago Fire; Joe Van der Katt and the Great Picket Fence; Justin Potemkin and the 500-Mile Race; Michael Le Soufflé and the April Fool; Shawn O’Hisser, the Last Snake in Ireland; and Andrew McGroundhog and His Shady Shadow and the illustrator of The Kvetch Who Stole Hanukkah and Back to School, Picky Little Witch! Welling lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
WHAT’S UP WITH THIS CHICKEN?
By Jane Sutton
Illustrated by Peter J. Welling
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Chickens
JUVENILE FICTION / Farm Life
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3