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|Chicken in school|
Author: Lehrhaupt, Adam
Zoey the adventure-loving chicken sets up a classroom in the barn and appoints herself teacher, but her friend Sam the pig is nervous that she will not provide snack time.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.70
Points: .5 Quiz: 190178
Kirkus Reviews (06/01/17)
School Library Journal (08/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/15/2017 In this companion to Chicken in Space (2016), that cute chick Zoey comes up with another idea to delight her barnyard friends, especially her admirer, a pig named Sam. This time, Zoey wants to go to school like the kids who live near the farm. Sam has long wanted to go because he’s heard there are snacks. But Zoey has loftier goals. Gathering up crayons and books, she proceeds to make a classroom in the barn, though Sam does it find it somewhat lacking (“Where’s the teacher? And where are the snacks?”). Zoey takes on the role of teacher, and though she doesn’t quite use her school supplies for the intended purpose, she does something better: she teaches her students about imagination. Humor abounds in the appealing digital art, especially in the form of the story’s characters, from love-struck Sam to creative Zoey, who knows that crayons aren’t for coloring—they are for “creating adventures.” The short text makes this a good read-aloud for prospective students, who will learn there’s more to school than snacks. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 08/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1—Zoey, the chicken with a big heart and a bigger imagination; her friend Sam the pig; and their other barnyard friends, Clara the cow, Henry the dog, and Pip the mouse are back in this follow up to Chicken in Space. This time, snack-obsessed Sam dreams of going to school, largely because "There are snacks at school." Zoey, being the good and loyal friend she is, sets off to make Sam's dream happen. She sets up the barn as a classroom—and proves to be a great teacher. After building a fort out of books, drawing pictures with crayons, and a quick math lesson from Clara, Zoey finally presents Sam with the pie he's been seeking all day. When Sam is asked which part of school he liked best he answers, "Everything! Because I was with you." To which Zoey responds, "If you thought that was fun, wait until you try recess." Kober's softly hued illustrations add humor through the facial expressions and expertly capture the specific personalities of each barnyard character, carried over from the previous book as well. This is sweet tale of friendship, school and appreciating your friends—quirks and all. VERDICT Give to fans of the first installment or youngsters with first-time or back-to-school jitters. This works well as a read-aloud or one-on-one.—Megan Kilgallen, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.