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Counting chickens / Polly Alakija.

Alakija, Polly, author, illustrator. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E A (Text) 33500012118717 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library E A (Text) 33500012118709 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781847804372 (hbk.) :
  • ISBN: 1847804373 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Janetta Otter-Barry books."
Summary, etc.: Toby and his friends in his village all have baby animals, as they count the number of eggs and young that they have and Toby ends up with fifty chickens.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 December #2
    A British artist who has lived in Nigeria and in South Africa, Alakija sets her latest story in a village, where Tobi and his friends raise animals. "On Monday, Ade's cow had a calf," while on the facing page, "Tobi's hen laid one egg." Each day that week, another child welcomes one or more newborn animals (lambs, kittens, piglets, calves), and Tobi's hen lays one egg. For three weeks, the other animals grow and chase about, while Tobi waits. Finally, seven chicks hatch. The next year, they have chicks of their own—more than Tobi can count. "Can you?" Offering reinforcement on the days of the week as well as counting, the story is simply written and reads aloud well. While American picture books featuring farm animals are often set in some bucolic yesteryear, plastic bottles and cell phones give this one a more contemporary vibe. A distinctive rough-textured effect shapes and shades forms in the expressive paintings. Intriguing glimpses of another culture within the framework of a concept book. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Polly Alakija's paintings have been widely and successfully exhibited throughout Africa, Europe, and the U.K. The author of A Stork in a Baobab Tree, an African version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, she divides her time between Gloucestershire, U.K. and her family's farm in Nigeria.

Polly Alakija's paintings have been widely and successfully exhibited throughout Africa, Europe, and the U.K. The author of A Stork in a Baobab Tree, an African version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, she divides her time between Gloucestershire, U.K. and her family's farm in Nigeria.

Subject: Chickens > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Infancy > Juvenile fiction.
Eggs > Juvenile fiction.
Counting > Juvenile fiction.
Africa > Juvenile fiction.
Chickens > Fiction.
Animals > Infancy > Fiction.
Eggs > Fiction..
Counting > Fiction.
Africa > Fiction.
Genre: Children's stories > Pictorial works.
Children's stories.
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