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To thank Miss Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, three children sell decorated eggs to buy her a beautiful Easter hat.
Chicken Sunday is my favorite Patricia Polacco story and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes, as most of her stories are emotional and precious. Polacco writes about stories she has experienced or are in her family history; the charming illustrations are hers as well. Chicken Sunday is a story of three cultures that you don't notice are three DIFFERENT cultures. The characters interact and blend as smoothly as Grandma's Chicken Sunday suppers. Oh the love you will feel as you read this story. The children for their Grandma, the Grandma for her "baby dears". I've read it many times to hundreds of baby dears. Maybe someday they will read it to their own baby dears! I met Polacco once and told her Chicken Sunday was my favorite of all her books. She smiled at me and replied, "How kind of you." I thought what a lovely response. You will find her stories unforgettable and ageless.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Patricia Polocco's wonderful rendering of children's love for a neighbor moves me every Easter. I have read this as a room-mother to my daughter's classes on an annual basis and continue to share it with children in my church now that the girls are grown. I love the ethnic diversity. I love the story. I love the hats. I love the storekeeper. And most of all I love the children's generosity. This is a feel-good book that communicates kindness on many levels and is well worth sharing with the children in your life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 27, 2010
Posted November 17, 2009
This is a sweet story of a grandmother who loves her children and little Patricia so much that she allows them the opportunity to show members of their community what happens when you put your heads together to solve a big problem. They enjoy the love that is given to them by Miss Eula so much that they want to buy her a hat for Easter Sunday but they don't have the money. Because she treates them to a delicious meal of fried chicken after they've churched it up at Sunday service, they want to honor her with a special gift. Mr. Kodinski's Hat Shop is where they want to buy it from, but something happens to make him think they vandalized his shop. This is a sweet realistic fiction story that is great to teach mood, theme and character analysis. The illustrations are warm and bright.
Since I teach 4th grade, it is the perfect touch tone text to explain cultural diversity and extended family love.
Andrea St. John
4th grade teacher
Cannon Road ES
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted April 25, 2007
Chicken Sunday By: Patricia Polocco This book was okay, but not great. It just wasn¿t a type of book you would love so much you would be happy to read it each day, but it was still a good book. It had great word choice, and I was shocked with the surprise near the end of the book. I advise you to read this book! The story line is about Patricia Polacco as a little girl. She practically lives with her next-door neighbors. They are 2 boys who live with their Aunt Eula, but the two boys and Patricia call her Grandma. Each day after church, they pass a hat shop, and each day grandma says ¿Oh lord, how I would love to have that hat there in the window!¿ The trio wants to get her that hat. ¿Maybe we could get a job at Mr. Kodinski¿s shop?¿ Patricia suggests.¿ The children decide work for Mr. Kodinski. One day the children go to the shop and see boys running away from the door, which is covered in eggs. Mr. Kodinski is coming out of the shop!!! Will he think it was the kids? Will he tell Aunt Eula? Find out when you read Chicken Sunday!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 10, 2006
This book is truely golden. Patricia shows a part of her childhood that makes her so speacial. After seeing the hat Miss Eula wants Patricia and her two suposedly brothers go out and try to raise money to buy the hat for easter. WHen they stumble upon a job they are accsed of something they did not do. But after they give a present to the shop owner thatmis took them and they end up buying the hat. The shop keeper plays a very important role and survived during the holicost!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 30, 2012
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