cover image Big Chickens Go to Town

Big Chickens Go to Town

Leslie Helakoski, , illus. by Henry Cole. . Dutton, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-525-42162-7

Pecking at a bag of feed in the back of the farmer's truck, the four chickens take an unintended ride to town in this third outing. The chickens become increasingly discombobulated by the sights, sounds, and pace of city life (“Bustling waiters tripped. Sidewalk tables flipped. Chickens stewed. Napkins shooed”). Kids should delight in their wildly expressive antics and chicken's-eye view of the world. Ages 3–5. (Jan.)