Six Chicks

Six Chicks

by Henrietta Branford, Thierry Elfezzani
     
 

Red Hen is settling her six wriggly, giggly, fidgety chicks to bed. Patiently, she kisses them and cuddles them and rocks them. But the last little chick has to be told the "sleepy-time secret" before he can fall asleep. With its appealing baby bird theme and its enjoyable counting elements, this is an ideal bedtime read-aloud for the very young. Henrietta Branford

Overview

Red Hen is settling her six wriggly, giggly, fidgety chicks to bed. Patiently, she kisses them and cuddles them and rocks them. But the last little chick has to be told the "sleepy-time secret" before he can fall asleep. With its appealing baby bird theme and its enjoyable counting elements, this is an ideal bedtime read-aloud for the very young. Henrietta Branford’s previous books include Little Pig Figwort Can’t Get to Sleep and Fire, Bed and Bone. Six Chicks is Thierry Elfezzani’s picture-book debut.

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Kirkus Reviews
It's bedtime for six little chicks, but the world is too interesting to allow them to sleep. Only by singing, chatting, kissing, telling stories, tucking them in shawls, rocking them in rugs and finely resorting to telling the sleepy-time secret spell is Red Hen able to get them all to sleep, one by one. As each succumbs, she gathers them in her arms and travels a little nearer to the safety of the henhouse. Close observers will enjoy pointing out the fox, squirrel and rabbit; while fox waits for his opportunity, the others chase him away. Young readers will be sure to find something familiar from their own bedtime routine, and parents of sleep-resistant children may just find an idea or two to try. Elfezzani's animal renderings have rather stilted facial expressions, especially considering the tender topic, but the lush color-saturated art has a soothing quality of its own. Illustrations that include smallish main characters and action in the background will suit older toddlers and preschoolers. A gentle countdown to bedtime. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780006647676
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
05/03/2005
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

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