Big Chickie, Little Chickie: A Book of Opposites

Janee Trasler. HarperFestival, $8.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-06-234231-7
Trasler’s sixth board book featuring her round yellow chicks, following Bathtime for Chickies and other titles, tackles opposites. Typical pairings like in and out, up and down appear, but there’s a lot more going on, too—the book is framed as a photo shoot, with the chicks playing dress-up and running around outdoors as they demonstrate the opposites. Trasler further gooses things by interrupting seemingly predictable rhymes with cameos from animals stepping in front of the camera: “Chickies then. Chickies now./ Chickies dance and take a... cow!” It isn’t the easiest of story lines to follow, but it has energy in abundance. A free song is downloadable online. Up to age 4. Agent: Jamie Weiss Chilton, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/30/2015
Release date: 01/01/2016
Genre: Children's
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