Why Did The Chicken Cross My Blog?

Why Did The Chicken Cross My Blog?

To get her book reviewed of course!

I have a dynamic duo of delightful chicken picture books to tell you about!



Written and Illustrated by Elizabeth Rose Stanton

40 pages – ages 4+
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books on January 7, 2014

Summary (from the inside jacket) – “Henny wasn’t a typical chicken. Henny had arms. And dreams. And plans. Big Plans.”


What I thought – This is a hilarious picture book about being unique! Henny isn’t sure what to do with her arms – she liked them, yet she didn’t like them. They made her different (good), and they made her different (bad). This is a wonderful story about finding yourself. Henny doesn’t know what to do with her arms and the results are awesome! Here is an example of what I mean (plus you get to see the awesome illustrations):

See what I mean? Ms. Stanton has created a wonderful story about a unique chicken with a wonderful meaning – be yourself.

I give Henny five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more about Henny, please visit the publisher’s website HERE.

To learn more about Ms. Stanton and her other works, please visit her website HERE.


bravechickBrave Chicken Little

Retold and Illustrated by Robert Byrd

40 pages – ages 4+
Published by Viking Juvenile on August 7, 2014

Summary (from the inside jacket) –

What’s that?
Could it be? A piece of the sky!
Oh my!

Chicken Little and his friends run, run, run to tell the king. Nothing stands in the way except…the sly Foxy Loxy. Surely they have time to stop for lunch with Foxy and his kits. But what happens when Chicken Little and company find themselves on the menu?

What this classic story needs is a new ending and a brave hero. And maybe this time, it’s Chicken Little!”

What I thought – This book is a marvelous retelling of “Chicken Little”! I love that our young chick here is a real problem-solver. When faced with a serious situation, he calmly handles it (unlike in the original story). The illustrations are breath-taking, and I think it is really cool how they have an old-time feeling to them. I like that the clothes match the time period the art style portrays. Mr. Byrd has written a wonderful version of Chicken Little while still keeping the great fairytale feel to the story!

I give this 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more about this great re-telling of the classic story, please visit the publisher’s website HERE.

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58 replies

  1. Hooray for chickens! Thank you, Erik! Bwwwaaak!

  2. I’m in the early stages but my next book up has some chickens too. It’s a chicken world!

  3. I love chicken. ….Oops. I mean I love chicken stories. Chicken…. Mmmmm.

    Love and licks,

  4. Henny is a really great book. Love your opening Erik. And Brave Chicken Little is a wonderful retelling of a popular the story. Great day for chicken books and doing the chicken dance.

  5. Thanks, Erik! Both books look absolutely delightful!

  6. Some great chicken books. Everyone loves chickens, don’t they?

  7. Chickens!! I am eggstatic. Nothing like a Double Egger. Nice job, Eric. Loved your lead in.

  8. Henny is just soooo special!

  9. The illustrations alone make you want to buy Henny. Love the funny way you reviewed it too!

  10. Love your chicken joke and book review theme, Erik! I am adding these books to my Goodreads to-read pile. Looking forward to reading them.

  11. Love these. Great reviews Erik. These really look like classics!

  12. Great reviews. Love Henny! Who could ever resist a brave little chick. Great job.

  13. We love Henny! We’ll have to check out the brave one, too, because you crowed about it. Great reviews, SuperKid!

  14. I bet Henny enjoyed getting cooped up with the likes of you, Erik!

  15. Thanks for the dynamic duo of chicken books! I recently listen to Elizabeth Rose Stanton on the Let’s Get Busy podcast! It was a podcast from February but I just discovered the podcast recently. I really enjoyed it!

  16. Lovin’ all the cluckin’ goin’ on around here! Chickens RULE! 😀 You have TWO brave chickens gettin’ 5 BIG stars from the Head Rooster 😀 Yay!

  17. Ha! I just borrowed Henny from the library! Looking forward to reading it and featuring it for our upcoming reading theme.

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