From the Publisher
“Whimsical verses and crisp, vibrant photography present readers with a seasonal serving of Coco's antics. Each month of the calendar year is treated to jaunty rhymes extolling the virtues of that month--as perceived by a spunky young chicken…Unabashedly goofy, Tanen's rollicking tale of chicken-infused hilarity is good fun and a refreshing take on the seasonal holidays.” Kirkus Reviews
“Come on a yearlong journey with fluffy little Coco, a yellow chick who never fails to enchant and entertain in this delightful and eye-pleasing book. Little chicken Coco moves through each month accompanied by cute descriptive verse and hilarious photographed settings that create a playful book children will want to read again and again (my son made me read it three times in one sitting)… Filled with whimsy, humor and just plain good fun, Coco All Year Round not only teaches kids the months of the year but does so with laugh-out-loud text and images they will want to experience all year long.” curledup.com
“Colorful and whimsical.” TheCelebrityCafe.com
The little chick who premiered in Where Is Coco Going? (PW called it "a breezy, effervescent picture book") gets photographed against groovy backdrops month by month in Coco All Year Round by Sloane Tanen, photos by Stefan Hagen. Coco finds fun in all seasons, whether skating on the swimming pool in January, surrounded by green chicks for a Saint Patrick's Day parade or celebrating her birthday in May. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Four-line rhymes touch on one event or activity for each month of the year. Some of the selections are obvious-New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day. Other holidays, like the Fourth of July, are not included. July's verse is about "Magic Camp." December's verse is not holiday specific, but the picture has both a Christmas tree and a menorah in the window. The photo illustrations of pompon chicks posed in miniature sets provide more interest than the text. Young readers will enjoy finding small objects and details, but they will likely miss the picture "story" and the humor. The verses are not particularly clever. "On Saint Patrick's we march in the yearly parade./There's music and dancing and green lemonade./I walk down the street with my whole Girl Scout troop./It would have been fun, had I not slipped in poop." The brief rhymes and appealing illustrations seem to indicate a good choice for preschoolers. Unfortunately, the book does not live up to these expectations.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Whimsical verses and crisp, vibrant photography present readers with a seasonal serving of Coco's antics. Each month of the calendar year is treated to jaunty rhymes extolling the virtues of that month-as perceived by a spunky young chicken. From levitating chicks and other magic tricks in July to a unique twist on a Thanksgiving feast, Tanen's wry humor abounds-referring to her march in the parade, Coco remarks, "It would have been fun, had I not slipped in poop." Juvenile, perhaps, but hit-the-funny-bone silly to the preschool set. Tanen manages to imbue each fuzzy yellow, bead-eyed and chenille-beaked chick with a wealth of expression, all perfectly captured through Hagen's pictures. The vivid photography encompasses the minutiae of a chick-sized universe, and young readers will delight in the familiarity between Coco's world and their own. Unabashedly goofy, Tanen's rollicking tale of chicken-infused hilarity is good fun and a refreshing take on the seasonal holidays. (Picture book. 4-8)