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Little Chicken Chickabee

Written by Janeen Brian and illustrated by Danny Snell

Finally, the day has arrived! Four beautiful eggs hatch and four delightfully fluffy chickens emerge. One little chicken quickly realises she’s different, but she is not sure why. In a quest to find answers, and hopefully a friend, she sets off to explore the farm.

 CBCA Book of the Year Notable Book


Industry Reviews

From The Bottom Shelf

This is a charming story about difference, resilience, courage and perseverance and how these can lead to friendships, even unexpected ones. Beautifully illustrated by Danny Snell, this story works on so many levels.  It would be a great read for classes early in this 2017 school year as new groups of children come together and learn about each other while even younger ones will enjoy joining in with the fabulous noises like rankety tankety, sticketty-stackety and flippety-flappity as they learn the sorts of things that are found on a farm.views

From Bridget Coulter, Team Leader at Woodcroft Library

This story reads really well. It has all the attributes of a classic for kids and I loved the message that it’s ok to be different and that somewhere out there is someone else like you who understands and accepts your differences. I’m sure this one would be read again and again. The story also had plenty of repetition and a nice pattern to it which would give the young reader an opportunity to predict what might come next and by this further engage with the story.



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