Storytime: Chicken Chuckles

The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken by Helen Lester & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken by Helen Lester & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

When three boastful magicians try to outdo one another, they create a problem that can be solved only when they work together.

 Chicken Big by Keith Graves

Chicken Big by Keith Graves

 Chicken Big by Keith Graves

On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, giant egg. And out of this egg came one big, humongous . . . something. “It’s big!” clucked the little rooster. “It’s enormous!” clucked the small chicken. “It’s an elephant!” peeped the smallest chicken. “Run for your lives!” they cried. No matter how they try, these clueless chickens can’t make sense of the gigantic new member of their family until he saves the day.

 

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken’s habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head. It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story -and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETEL or LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD or even CHICKEN LITTLE, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? 2011 Caldecott Honor recipient.

 

Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack & illustrated by Henry Cole

Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack & illustrated by Henry Cole

Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack &  illustrated by Henry Cole

Nothing unusual ever happened on the Tuckers’ farm. Until the day that peacock showed up… When a glamorous visitor lands unexpectedly in their midst and begins attracting customers, three hardworking hens protest: How come we do all the hard work and he gets all the attention? To keep the peace, the wise old hound dog suggests a swap. The hens and the peacock soon find out that others jobs aren’t always as easy as they seem. What will happen when three gussied-up hens spend the day prancing and parading at passing cars? And will that peacock ever figure out how to lay an egg?

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