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Hoppity Skip Little Chick

Hoppity Skip Little Chick

by Jo Brown

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Little chick has just hatched from his egg. Being a fidgety little fellow, he instantly wants his mom to come and play. When she has to remain sitting on her eggs, she suggests he venture out into the barnyard to find some playmates. Little chick is as open-minded as he is fidgety so he quickly signs up to try anything his new friends seem to like doing. Whether it is running with the geese, "bouncing" with the lambs, jumping with the pony or rolling in mud with the pig, he is ready and willing. He has great fun with his new friends, playing in and around the barnyard. But when he heads back to tell his mom all about his adventures he finds a great big surprise waiting for him in the hen house—his new brothers and sisters. So little chick teaches his new siblings all of the fun things he has learned throughout the day and they hop, run, roll and skip their way across the barnyard together. The illustrations in this book are brightly colored and visually interesting. The story is adorable and cute for younger children and preschoolers. 2004, Little Tiger Press, Ages 3 to 5.
—Emily Cook
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-While his mother is busy, Little Chick plays different games with each of his friends in the barnyard. He runs with the geese, bounces with a lamb, jumps with a pony, and rolls with a pig, but his best adventure comes when he returns home to find that his mother's eggs have hatched and he has a whole brood of new siblings to play with. The story skips along on bouncy language and sound effects, and Brown's exuberant, bold illustrations complement the text perfectly. The brightly colored animals cavort against dazzling backgrounds of rusty orange, lime green, and sky blue. A variety of textures creates added visual interest. A terrific read-aloud for toddler storytime, this buoyant tale will inspire young listeners to echo Little Chick's closing sentiment as he cavorts with his brothers and sisters: "Yippeee!"-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The creator of Where's My Mommy? (2002) again addresses a topic of immediate interest to the diapered but mobile set: When Little Chick's nesting Mom sends him out to play, he learns an exhilarating array of running, jumping, hopping and rolling games from the farmyard's other livestock-then hurries back home just in time to teach them to a flock of newly hatched siblings. Adding a deftly effective cautionary strand involving Little Chick's tendency to barrel (harmlessly) into his new friends because he's not looking where he's going, Brown creates even more energy and motion for her very simple, broadly brushed scenes with dotted track lines and large-lettered sound effects. This romp-and-a-half will definitely not keep its audiences sitting still. (Picture book. 2-4)

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ME Media, LLC
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Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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