Friday, February 25, 2011

Review: The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
Pub. Date:  3/1/11
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Amazon product description:
It was a hot, sunny day when I met that crazy chicken. So hot that sometimes I think the whole thing may have been a mirage. 

My thoughts: 
I wasn't sure what to expect from a children's book on the Kindle, but it was great!  I don't doubt that the illustrations are better in color but they are still wonderful in black and white!  

The story is about a former search and rescue dog named J.J., a chicken, four chicks, and another dog they call Vince the Funnel. Two of the chicks are missing and the chicken hires J.J. to find them.   

The Trouble with Chickens was a fast, fun read!  The author does a great job of giving the animals personalities that pull the reader in.  The writing is so descriptive that the reader is able to create the characters easily and the actual illustrations only enhance the reading experience!  

The story was well thought out and creative.  I enjoyed the perspectives of each of the characters and of course I loved the fact that the chicks were after books!!!    

Three of my favorite quotes:

"Make like a sponge mister."

"She may have looked fluffy and new, but this chick had already learned that life outside the shell was not all it was cracked up to be." 

(favorite!) "Sometimes you find yourself exactly where you belong."

I would recommend this book to everyone!  I loved it!  It would be a fantastic read-aloud, a wonderful read alone for young readers, and and great, fun read for all ages.