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Big Chickens by Leslie Helakoski

Big Chickens

by Leslie Helakoski

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cute. Good for (repeated) readings aloud with the small people in your life. ( )
  Kesterbird | Mar 9, 2017 |
Kristy Pratt
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I enjoyed reading Big Chickens for many reasons such as the illustrations, the text lay-out, the narration, the use of descriptive grammar, and the theme. I attempted to come up with a negative aspect of this book, but was unable. Not only were the illustrations large and brightly colored, but they went along well with the text and kept the reader excited to see what would happen next. The text was large and spaced-out which made the story easier to read and follow along. The narrative aspect of the story was cleverly worded and clearly expressed how the characters were feeling through each fearful encounter. For example, when the main characters, four cowardly chickens who are being chased by a wolf, come to a cave, they voice their fears by stating, “What if we can’t see in there? What if we wake up some bats? What if we fall into a bottomless pit?” The abundant use of descriptive verbs and adjectives kept the reader captivated, as they were overly exaggerated and animated. An example of this is when the four chickens are crossing a cow pasture and the story reads, “The chickens squeaked, squirmed, and squealed. They squawked at themselves and each other, until one by one…” Finally, the theme of fear and courage was maintained throughout the book and presented the reader with a life lesson of overcoming your fears and being brave. The chickens begin the story running away from a wolf and are afraid of everything they encounter such as ditches, cows and caves. They talk about how afraid they are of everything, but end up overcoming all of their fears and defeating the wolf. They are proud of their bravery in the end and have overcome their fears together. ( )
  KristyPratt | Feb 9, 2015 |
In this lively, colorful story,four chickens try very hard to escape a big, bad wolf.
  SABC | Jan 31, 2014 |
The funny language, repetitive lines, and illustrations in this book about four cowardly chickens keep us laughing through the story. In running away from a wolf, they have a series of misadventures until, quite by accident, they scare off the wolf, the feel quite proud of themselves. I especially love the humorous-sounding invented words and the funny expressions on the chickens faces, and I think K-2 children will, too. ( )
  MargaretYatsevitch | Oct 1, 2013 |
This story just shouts happiness and fun. Bright pictures and fun entertaining chickens.
  JudesThree | Apr 27, 2013 |
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One day four big chickens peeked out the coop window and saw a wolf sneak into the farmyard.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142410578, Paperback)

When four big chickens see a wolf sneaking near their coop, they run into the woods to hide. But for a bunch of big chickens, running away from danger isn?t as easy as it looks. As they continue on their way, they wonder: What if they get stuck in a ditch? What if they hit an iceberg in the lake? What if they step into a cow patty? Eewww! Brimming with silliness and the kind of slapstick humor small children love, here?s a rollicking read-aloud with an uplifting message and a very satisfying ending.

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While trying to escape from a wolf, four frightened chickens keep getting themselves into the very predicaments they are trying to avoid.

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