November 17, 2010

Thursday Thirteen (13)

Like, I am totally posting about CHICK LIT this week...
Wait, not THAT kind of chick lit!  CHICKEN LIT!  Here are my 13 favorite chicken books... yes, the Lemme Library has at least 40 books featuring these fine, feathered foul.  Come in and chick, I mean, check one out... they are on display through December!
1. Chicken Soup by Jean Van Leewuen (E LEU)
When they hear that Mrs. Farmer is making soup, all the frightenened chickens run for their lives, but Mr. Farmer finds Little Chickie, who has a bad cold, and he takes her to the kitchen for some nice hot vegetable soup. 
2. Tough Chickes by Cece Meng (E MEN)
Three independent chicks who dare to be different are reprimanded by the other barnyard residents for not being quiet and docile, until the smart, fearless trio takes on a runaway tractor. 

3.  Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearson (E PEA)
While looking for someone to teach him how to crow, a rooster learns to sound like many different animals and finds that his new skills come in handy.  (GREAT read aloud for Kindergarten!)

4.  Cook-a-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens (E STE)
With the questionable help of his friends, Big Brown Rooster manages to bake a strawberry shortcake which would have pleased his great-grandmother, Little Red Hen. 

5. Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberly (398.2 EMB)
An illustrated retelling of the story in which Chicken Little becomes convinced the sky is falling after being hit on the head by an acorn. (BEAUTIFUL illustrations by Ed Emberly!)

 6.  Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye (398.2 PAY)
When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn't eat her.  (This is great to read along with trickster tales!)

7.  Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black (E BLA)
Making its 2nd appearance in my top 13 list! Simple rhyming text and illustrations present the hindquarters of various animals, including moose, chickens, polar bears, and guinea pigs. 

8. Miss Hunnicut's Hat by Jeff Brumbeau (E BRU)
Miss Hunnicutt is determined to wear her new hat adorned with a live chicken for the Queen's visit despite the disapproval of the other townspeople. 

9.  Louise: The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate Di Camillo (E CAM)
Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea.

10.  Tippy Toe Chick, Go! by George Shannon (E SHA)
When a mean dog blocks the path to the garden where a delicious breakfast awaits, Little Chick shows her family how brave and clever she is.

11. Chicken and Cat by Sara Varon (E VAR)
A wordless story in which Chicken finds a colorful way to cheer up Cat, a friend from the country who feels sad during a visit to Chicken's city home. 

12.  Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle (E CAR)
A simple introduction to the meaning of numbers and sets as a rooster, on his way to see the world, is joined by fourteen animals along the way. 

13.  Goodnight, Lulu by Paulette Bogan (E BOG)
When her mother tucks her in for the night, Lulu the chicken worries what would happen if a bear or a tiger or an alligator should come in during the night.
Chick Lit Display


  1. LOL what a fun theme! Thank you for sharing. :) I wish I knew a little kid to buy some of those for...maybe I'll just pick a few up and squirrel them away until I have my own lil chicks.

  2. So many chicken books. So little time.

  3. LOL Who knew. Great list. Happy T13!

  4. Looks like something that I can get for my new great grand baby. Never heard of these before.

    Have a terrific day. :)

    Thursday Thirteen

  5. I loved this list! Going to have to check some of these out for the grand kids.

    Happy TT!

  6. I'm on my way to the Border's Bookstore.

    I know just what I'm going to do with my 10% coupon!

    Thanx for this GREAT post!

  7. A great list :) We adore Eric Carle books :)

    So reassured that this was not the other kind of Chick Lit.