Thursday, October 13, 2011

One Little Chicken by Elka Weber

This story is based on a Jewish folk tale.  She finds a little chicken that is lost and brings it home with the thought her family can keep it.  Her parents explain that they can care for it, but it never really belongs to them.  They must return it to its owner when they find out who that is.

Tricycle Press sent me a copy of this picture book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore.

The chicken soon becomes a mother and as the chickens multiply, they soon sell them and acquire some goats.  Who also multiply in number...

The illustrations are luscious and old-fashioned.  They reflect the richness of farm life and a happy family.

My favorite line in the book:  "Oh, well, how much trouble is one little chicken?"

Happy reading.

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