Chicky Chicky Chook Chook
  • Chicky Chicky Chook Chook
  • Chicky Chicky Chook Chook

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook

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by Cathy MacLennan
     
 

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What a great read-aloud, sing-aloud, shout-aloud book this is, with fun-to-imitate animal sounds and rhythmic rhyme. Clucking chicky chicks, buzzy bees, and kitty cats skitty-scatting romp in the sun until pitter-patter, down comes the rain. Crash! Bang! What a storm. With its wonderfully textured art and sleepytime ending, children will want to read this again and… See more details below

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What a great read-aloud, sing-aloud, shout-aloud book this is, with fun-to-imitate animal sounds and rhythmic rhyme. Clucking chicky chicks, buzzy bees, and kitty cats skitty-scatting romp in the sun until pitter-patter, down comes the rain. Crash! Bang! What a storm. With its wonderfully textured art and sleepytime ending, children will want to read this again and again.

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Publishers Weekly
A stylized onomatopoeic sound fest marks MacLennan's impressive debut. With bright, feathery dabs and blobs of paint, she introduces a passel of almost palpable fluffy chicks, fuzzy bees and cuddly kittens, all of whom frolic across brown-bag backgrounds to the beat of rhymes like this one: "Chicky, chicky, chook chook./ Chick, chick chick./ Chicky, chicky, chook chook,/ peck... peck... pick." The eyeballs of the rambunctious characters seem to bounce off their bodies, underscoring their kinetic energy. A sudden cloudburst puts a damper on things: "Sticky, icky chicky./ Soggy, groggy moggy./ Wet. Wet. Wet./ Crazy... dizzy... buzzer!/ How will we get dry?" But the sun soon restores everybody back to their previously adorable states-just in time for a good night's sleep. The text may go on a bit long for some grownups' taste, especially since many of the sound combinations could potentially lodge themselves firmly in the brain. But youngsters will find the zippy, percussive language good fun, and plead for repeat readings. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“A unique, eye-catching experience … as much fun to read aloud as it is to look at.” —School Library Journal (Starred Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906250553
Publisher:
Boxer Books
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
341,938
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
Up to 3 Years

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