Super Chicken!

Super Chicken!

by Rebecca Purcell
     
 


Small chick. Big brain.

Here comes Super Chicken--a little chicken with a giant imagination. With novelty die-cuts and adorable artwork throughout, this story has our hero, Super Chicken, turning everyday objects and shapes into ships, exotic animals, and more!. Chicken's bath may be just a bath, but when he becomes Super Chicken, he's sailing the high

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Small chick. Big brain.

Here comes Super Chicken--a little chicken with a giant imagination. With novelty die-cuts and adorable artwork throughout, this story has our hero, Super Chicken, turning everyday objects and shapes into ships, exotic animals, and more!. Chicken's bath may be just a bath, but when he becomes Super Chicken, he's sailing the high seas!

Rebecca Purcell's unique art uses a high-contrast color palette including black, white, red, blue, yellow, green, and orange. The high-contrast colors are perfect for babies 0-8 months, while the innovative die-cuts, fun imaginative scenes, and simple text will make toddlers ages 2-3 big fans of Super Chicken!

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Publishers Weekly
Foil accents and die-cuts enliven Purcell’s first children’s book, which highlights the power of imagination in three everyday scenarios. “This is Chicken,” Purcell writes, as her roundheaded hero stands indoors, cape neatly hung up on a hook, goggles and superhero belt at the ready. Chicken’s playtime (“Chicken builds a castle out of blocks”) is immediately followed by a more heroic version of events (“Super Chicken rescues a baby dragon!”), and bathtime and bedtime provide similar chances for action. Purcell’s geometric, primary-colored spreads are filled with household objects and other conversation starters, offering many opportunities for parent-child interaction. Up to age 3. (Jan.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The back cover states that "Super Chicken is the perfect superhero for babies and toddlers! The cut out shapes and exciting adventures will have toddlers and young children hooked!" Maybe so, but this reviewer was not "hooked." The first spread introduces Chicken—his stick-like legs make you wonder how he can possibly walk in his blue boots. On the opposing page, a costume and various paraphernalia are neatly put away on the wall's hooks. With the correct costume, the mild mannered creature changes into Super Chicken. As Chicken, he builds a castle out of blocks. But as Super Chicken, he rescues a baby dragon trapped in the castle. As Chicken he takes a bath, but as Super Chicken he sails on the sea. Later in his dreams Chicken heads out for an adventure in Africa where he rides an elephant and encounters zebras and giraffes. Apparently these wild adventures are just flights of fantasy. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS—A stylized, spindly legged, yellow chick dons cape, boots, and goggles to transform block playing into rescuing a baby dragon from a castle and bath time into a high-sea adventure. Primary colors and large patterns dominate the illustrations, and Purcell makes opportunity for investigation by including numbers, shapes, and letters in the well-ordered backgrounds. Die cuts on each spread provide a peek-a-boo guessing game. This simple board book is supersized in extension activities.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545451703
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
906,040
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 3 Years

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