When Daniel finds out that his class is going to hatch chicks as a science project, he is thrilled. He's sure that his parents will let him adopt Peepers, who is his favorite. But who ever guessed that chicks could run amok and get into so much trouble?! This warmhearted chapter book about an environmentally-conscious family's experiment with poultry farming will provide plenty of clucks and lots of chuckles for young readers.
About the Author
Judy Cox is a former grade school teacher who is now a full-time author. Her chapter books have been compared by critics to the books of Beverly Cleary. A native of the San Francisco area, she has lived and taught in Arizona, Idaho, and Oregon. Her website is www.judycox.net.
Amanda Haley has written and illustrated picture books and easy readers as well as designed paper goods and stationery. Booklist praised her "large, sweet, colorful" illustrations for Reading to Peanut by Leda Schubert. She lives in Ohio.
"A quick, kid-friendly plot, amusing black-and-white illustrations and lots of interesting chicken facts make this a great choice for animal-loving chapter-book readers. . . . Chickens and children are lucky to live in this family."—Kirkus Reviews
"A funny story with endearing characters both human and fowl, this is a great choice for readers just moving on to chapter books."—School Library Journal
"Good vocabulary, jaunty font, silly chicken clichés, entertaining black-and-white spot illustrations, and back-matter recommendations for at-home egg hatching support the success of this early chapter book."—Booklist