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Chicken talk / words by Patricia MacLachlan ; pictures by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

MacLachlan, Patricia, author. (Author). Krosoczka, Jarrett, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library E M (Text) 33500012995536 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library E M (Text) 33500012995528 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library e MAC (Text) 35500006129066 Main Checked out 05/29/2019
Thief River Falls Public Library e MAC (Text) 35500006129074 Main Checked out 05/31/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062398642
  • ISBN: 0062398644
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "From Newbery Medalist MacLachlan and "New York Times"-bestselling illustrator Krosoczka comes a cheeky and heartwarming picture book about chickens who scratch messages around the farm for their humans to find--resulting in surprise, chaos, and plenty of fun."--Publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
    Farmer Otis and his family love their chickens. They have 11: the colorful ones, Trixie, Grace, Bitsy, and Boo; and 7 more white hens, all named Joyce. The family writes each hen's name on their eggs as they collect them—the neighbors have favorites. One day, after her usual arugula salad, Trixie has something to say: "NO MORE ARUGULA" she writes in the dirt. Over the next few days, Willie and Belle, the farmer's children, find more chicken talk scrawled in the dirt, words that grow increasingly demanding and finally culminate in seven statements, all along the same lines: "Too many Joyces!" Children will love suggesting names for the Joyces (though the Joyces have plenty of suggestions of their own), as they speculate what the chickens will write next. The multimedia, cartoon illustrations using India ink and brushes fill the spreads with color and character, as each chicken and human strut across the pages. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Chickens > Juvenile fiction.
Domestic animals > Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Picture books for children.
Chickens > Fiction.
Domestic animals > Fiction.
Humorous stories.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals.
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories.
Chickens > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

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