The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure

The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure

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by Doreen Cronin, Kevin Cornell
     
 

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The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they’re solving the mystery of a kidnapped…HOUSE? A hilarious, “easy to read” (Booklist) chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens.

Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The

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The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they’re solving the mystery of a kidnapped…HOUSE? A hilarious, “easy to read” (Booklist) chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens.

Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The Chicken Squad, and business is booming. A weird blue bird has just flown into Chicken Squad headquarters squawking on about a house-napper (yes, house-napper), and it is once again up to the squad to uncover who is up to no good. But there is something NUTS about this story that the squad can’t quite put their feather on…and oh, brother, is it key to solving the case!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2014
Gr 2–4—The four intrepid chicks, plus one deadpan dog detective, are back in their second adventure, this time confronted by the titular blue bird who needs help solving a horse-napping. Once again, Cronin's slapstick humor and Cornell's charmingly goofy illustrations create a winning tale that will leave young readers in stitches. This delightful series is a must-own.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-07-16
Chickens Dirt, Sugar, Poppy and Sweetie are back! These chickens profess to solve all sorts of mysteries, but soon it becomes evident that they are more likely just to stir up trouble. Luckily, retired search-and-rescue pooch J.J. Tully is keeping an eye on all things chicken. In this outing, a blue jay (or weird blue chicken, if you are on the Chicken Squad) reads the squad's flier and comes for help. Someone has taken the jay's house, and the little bird wants it back. After a hilarious cross-examination, Dirt and Sugar realize that brother Poppy is the thief. But why—and how—did little Poppy move the wooden house? The plot thickens when a squirrel shows up, complaining of stolen acorns and requesting a hammer. These mysteries sort themselves out in a typically comic manner, with Sweetie, the littlest chicken, relegated to an old shoe, playing a critical role. Cornell's frequent black-and-white art turns up the volume on the humor and helps new chapter-book readers keep up with the plot. Tully makes a brief appearance at the beginning and end, taking all the credit. Everyone learns a lesson: The blue jay learns the difference between inches and feet, the squad learns to listen to Sweetie, and the squirrel learns to eat fruit. New readers have a terrific new series to laugh over. (Mystery. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442496804
Publisher:
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Publication date:
05/03/2016
Series:
Chicken Squad Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
66,132
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Case of the Weird Blue Chicken


  • Meet the Author

    Doreen Cronin is the author of The Chicken Squad series and many New York Times bestselling picture books, including Click, Clack, Surprise!; Click, Clack, Ho, Ho, Ho; Click, Clack, Peep; Click, Clack, Boo!; Dooby Dooby Moo; Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure; Bounce; Wiggle; Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and the Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at DoreenCronin.com.

    Kevin Cornell’s secret spy headquarters are located in Philadelphia. He has successfully accomplished several thrilling missions, including illustrating Mustache! and Count The Monkeys by Mac Barnett, The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin, and Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst. Leave a coded message for him at KevSkinRug.com!

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    The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Anonymous 4 months ago
    Awesome
    catbmkw More than 1 year ago
    Just enough nonsense for little boys or girls to enjoy...keep them laughing