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Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor
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Chicken in the Kitchen

by Nnedi Okorafor

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I did not like this book because I did not fully understand the plot. For example, on the various pages there are words that help the reader understand what is happening in the book. However, there are also pages that have no text which makes it hard to understand what the author is trying to convey. The book is about the New Yam Festival. Therefore, if readers have some prior knowledge about the festival then they will be able to connect to the book and understand what is happening in the books setting. Additionally, the book is written in third person limited narrator. Therefore, the reader can easily see the thoughts of the girl Anyaugo as she tries to figure out how to get the chicken out of the kitchen. One benefit of the book being written in third person limited narrator is that it allows the readers to feel the emotions of the book from the character’s point of view and allows them to see the bigger picture of the story. The big idea of this story is how the young girl enjoys her family traditions and will do anything to protect these traditions to make sure they still happen. ( )
  tpasch1 | Oct 1, 2018 |
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  ThatOneLibrarian | Aug 18, 2018 |
Fun, beautiful story with a strong theme of bravery, beautiful art, good to pull out for folktales unit.
  hl8 | Jun 29, 2018 |
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Anyaugo, the main character of the story encounters a chicken in her kitchen. She goes on adventure following the chicken. It turned out to be a nature spirit. She has to go and recover the foods before the New Yams Festival.

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It was a cute picture book. It was filled with mischievous actions. It was a fun read and provided some insight of Wet African culture.

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Teachers should read this to children to introduce a new culture to their students. They could even through a celebration such as the New Yams Festival to intrigue the children. ( )
  chywatt | Jul 19, 2016 |
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Awakened by strange sounds, Anyaugo discovers a giant chicken in her kitchen and has to muster the courage to remove it before the chicken destroys her family's preparations for the New Yam Festival.

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