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Children's LiteratureLittle 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.