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|Chicken in space|
Author: Lehrhaupt, Adam
An adventurous chicken and her pig friend travel to what they believe is outer space, fueled by their imaginations.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.70
Points: .5 Quiz: 183151
Kirkus Reviews (03/15/16)
School Library Journal (00/04/16)
The Hornbook (00/05/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 05/15/2016 Zoey is unlike other chickens. She plans to travel in space. The other barnyard animals are indifferent and discouraging when Zoey invites them along. But Zoey and her skeptical sidekick, Sam, a pig, do manage to get airborne in a basket tied to balloons. Once in the air, they dodge a baseball, a kite, and birds, which Zoey insists are all really space objects. Ironically, back in the barnyard after they crash (unhurt), it is Sam who beguiles the other animals with tales of how he and Zoey were “hit by an asteroid,” “dodged a comet,” and “battled aliens.” Oversized pages with digital illustrations awash in soft colors show a comfortable farm setting, making it clear that this tale is firmly grounded, and the space illusions are only in Zoey’s imagination. The body language and facial expressions of the animals imbue each with a good dose of character. It may not be out of this world, but this mild adventure provides readers with plenty of interesting traveling companions. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.