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It’s a good day to review a picture book and I’ve got a fabulous one for you!
CHICKEN WANTS A NAP
Written by Tracy Marchini
Illustrated by Monique Felix
Published by Creative Editions (August 15, 2017)
Themes: Life on the farm, humor, dealing with frustration
Synopsis: From Amazon:
The sun is up, and a happy barnyard chicken is looking forward to a comfortable day—preferably one that includes a relaxing nap. However, every time she tries to find a good spot, something goes wrong. The sun disappears and is replaced by rain. She is driven out of the warm barn by obnoxious noises and smells. The dog is too curious for her to stay on the porch. Finally, the rain stops, and the worms come out. This is good news for the chicken—but bad news for the worms!
Why I like this book:
- Simple text that draws the listener in and invites reader participation
- Great illustrations that tell part of the story and marry with the text perfectly
- Filled with humor and a SUPER twist at the end
- Super read aloud!
Make a paper plate chicken
Photo courtesy: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/chickens.htm
Paper plate crafts…I love them so much…and so do kids!
You will need: One paper plate, construction paper, markers, scissors, glue.
For detailed instructions and more chicken crafts, visit: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/chickens.htm
Author Tracy Marchini and her publisher, Creative Editions, are giving away a copy of CHICKEN NEEDS A NAP. To be entered, please don’t forget to leave a comment.
Although CHICKEN NEEDS A NAP is not launching until August 15th, you can preorder the book on Amazon or from your local indie bookseller…and don’t forget that reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are very important
And I hope you all will come back tomorrow when Tracy stops by to chat and share an AMAZING recipe with us on Will Write for
When I first heard about this book, I immediately put it in my wish list. I kind of have a thing for chickens. 🙂 Thanks for highlighting this book, Vivian! The chicken plate craft is adorable!
I LOVE a good chicken story. This one looks like a keeper. Congratulations, Tracy!
Sounds adorable! Congratulations Tracy!
That cover art is so vibrant! And who doesn’t love the thought of a nap? (Okay, what book-buying adult doesn’t like the thought of a nap?) Looks like a clever story, and one I will definitely check out. Thanks, Vivian!
Now this book sounds creative and fun! I can’t wait to find out about the twist–when an author can surprise readers, I want to learn how he/she did that!
This is on my wish list! It sounds like a fun read. And that paper plate chicken is so cute! Congratulations on your upcoming book birthday!
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I keep hearing wonderful things about this book. Looking forward to reading it! Congratulations, Tracy! I love the paper plate chicken craft too, Vivian- so cute 🙂
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I love the title! I know I will laugh when I read Chicken Needs a Nap.
Great title. Makes me want to read it asap!
This looks like a fun story! I bet my kindergarten students will like it. Going to look for it!
This sounds hilarious! Looking forward to reading it.
Hey, maybe that is why the chicken crossed the road. He needed to find a place to take a nap. (yea, ok. That was a really bad joke. Sorry.)
Animal + Humor = my kind of book. I can’t wait to read this. The cover illustration is great.
Cute as can be, Tracy, and one that kids will want read again and again for the humor, the color, the illusive nap.
Love the cover illustration & the premise promises many laughs and good fun. Look forward to reading about your nap-deprived chicken.
Sounds like a fun story, with a fun activity to go with it, Vivian. Thanks.
Cute idea and I love the book cover
This book sounds like the cutest! And that craft activity would be perfect for my class 🙂
I LOVE the idea of chicken wanting a nap! Fun craft activity, too!