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Sonya’s Chickens

By: Phoebe Wahl

Sonya’s Chickens


Summary: Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. She feeds them, shelters them and loves them. Everywhere Sonya goes, her chicks are peeping at her heels. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a wonderful gift: an egg! One night, Sonya hears noises coming from the chicken coop and discovers that one of her hens has disappeared. Where did the hen go? What happened to her? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interconnectedness of nature and the true joys and sorrows of caring for another creature.

Rating: 3 ***

Might be a good story for once kids realize that the animal chicken and the food chicken are one and the same.

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Hens for Friends

Written By: Sandy De Lisle
Illustrated By: Amelia Hansen


Hens for Friends

Summary: Hens are smart, savvy, and like to cuddle, as Aaron describes in this picture book about his relationship with his best friend, a Rhode Island Red hen he names Margaret.

Rating: 3 ***

An interesting story about the importance of chickens and treating them well.

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By: Anna Walker


Peggy A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure

Summary: Peggy, a hen, has a life-changing adventure when a gust of wind drops her in a big city.

Rating: 3 ***

A story about a chicken who finds herself in the city and makes her way home.

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