These friends go everywhere together, until the day Hannah dies, in this whimsical tale of friendship and renewal. Ages 3-7. March
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 The affection Mrs. Huggins and her hen share is obvious. They shop, cook, clean and do other chores together. When Hannah becomes ill and dies, Mrs. Huggins grieves until she realizes that Hannah has left behind a daughter who will be a new companion. The full-color illustrations set sturdy Mrs. Huggins on a 19th-Century farm, but the emotions she feels are timeless. The simple text celebrates friendship's joys and recognizes death's sorrow. Children who have lost a companion may be moved to reflect on their own experience. Children will be comforted by this assurance of life's continuity. Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, Minn.