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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Little Chick

Little Chick

Spring 2009 Picture Books
Ages: 2 & Up
Author: Amy Hest
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763628901
Hardcover Price: $17.99
In the world according to Little Chick, the carrot she planted isn't growing fast enough, her kite isn't cooperating, and although she's tried very hard to reach them, the stars insist on staying in the sky.

Three chapter-stories chronicle Little Chick's trials and troubles of being an expectant gardener, a novice kite flyer and a covetous admirer of stars. Old-Auntie's wise and gentle manner offers Little Chick and her young listener/readers encouragement, demonstrates patience, and explains that sometimes, things really are better as they are.

Amy Hest's affectionate and warmly humorous text is perfectly paired with Anita Jeram's charming and comforting illustrations.

Claire Green   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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