Chicken Said, Cluck! (My First I Can Read Series)

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Earl and Pearl are planting pumpkins. Can Chicken find a way to help?

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“A satisfying story with conflict and resolution, action and emotion . . . A gift for emerging readers—and not just during pumpkin season.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064442763
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: My First I Can Read Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 185,548
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 70L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Judyann Ackerman Grant and her family have raised numerous chickens as well as assorted cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, and goldfish on their farm in upstate New York. Ms. Grant was inspired to write Chicken Said, "Cluck!" by watching chickens scratch in the new-turned garden every spring. This is her first book.

Sue Truesdell has illustrated many children's books, including How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George and Betsy Byars's I Can Read! series about the adventuresome Golly Sisters. Ms. Truesdell lives in Tenafly, New Jersey.

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  • Posted October 30, 2009

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    WONDERFUL ARTWORK, and sweet little story!

    I love this little award-winning book. While it might seem like a very simple reader, and yes, it is, the depth of what is imparted through Sue Truesdell's beautiful illustrations catapault it from ordinary, to engaging, charming and heart-warming. Pay close attention to all the subtlety of chicken's expressions and 'body language'. Ms. Truesdell is nothing short of brilliant--her other books listed on the side will attest to this. She is a treasure!

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  • Posted December 20, 2008

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    humorous poetic text

    Earl and Pearl are planning to grow pumpkins. They dig the garden, plant the seeds, water them, and pull the weeds. All during this time, Chicken scratches the dirt in the pumpkin patch. Earl and Pearl say, "Shoo," and Chicken says, "Cluck." However, one day the grasshoppers come and begin to nibble on the pumpkins. What will Earl and Pearl do? Is there anything Chicken can do? <BR/> My wife and I have homeschooled our two sons, so we were completely responsible for their early reading material. After putting them through a solid phonics program, we were always looking for interesting and fun books for them to read, and we used quite a few of the "I Can Read!" books from Harper Collins Publishers. The "My First Reading" level of these books are ideal for sharing with emergent readers, and we found them to be very helpful. There is nothing like the accomplishment of being able to read an entire book for stimulating confidence. <BR/> So whether you are homeschooling your children or just want to give your beginning reader some additional reading skill-building tools, Chicken Said, "Cluck" is an excellent choice. The humorous, poetic text will appeal to young children, and I highly recommend it.

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