The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch

Overview

There are six eggs in Mother Hen’s nest, but—Chip! Chip! Chip! Chip! Chip!—only five eggs hatch! The sixth egg goes on a high-rolling adventure across the barnyard, past the pig and the tomato patch, and, finally, into Mother Hen’s waiting wings. What a wild ride! Lisa Campbell Ernst’s bold, energetic illustrations transform a short trip across the barnyard into a rollicking good time.

Before she hatches from her egg, a baby chick...

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Overview

There are six eggs in Mother Hen’s nest, but—Chip! Chip! Chip! Chip! Chip!—only five eggs hatch! The sixth egg goes on a high-rolling adventure across the barnyard, past the pig and the tomato patch, and, finally, into Mother Hen’s waiting wings. What a wild ride! Lisa Campbell Ernst’s bold, energetic illustrations transform a short trip across the barnyard into a rollicking good time.

Before she hatches from her egg, a baby chick takes quite a trip around the farm--with her mother and other animals in pursuit.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Mama hen has been sitting on siX eggs and suddenly five hatch, but the siXth slips out of the nest and rolls away. A madcap chase ensues with one animal after another joining mama as she chases after the runaway egg. The simple teXt is greatly enhanced by Ernst's humorous illustrations. Mama hen's farmyard friends show their dismay and joy when she is finally reunited with her newest family member. A level 2 reader (grades 12) in the "Green Light Reader" series. 1999, Harcourt, $10.95 and $3.95. Ages 6 to 8. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot <%ISBN%> 0152023372
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Gr 1-2-Three serviceable easy-readers. Repetitive phrases and picture clues make these titles accessible to children, while sophisticated vocabulary ("boastful") and the use of similes ("soft as silk") add interest and challenge. Each story has a simple plot (animals chase an egg as it rolls through the farmyard, a lost cat comes back with her new kittens, and a bragging kangaroo gets its comeuppance) and all three have large, bright, cartoon illustrations. A "Meet the Author" section inside the back cover is an added feature.-Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152048310
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Green Light Readers Level 2 Series
  • Edition description: 1-Simul
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 782,533
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

LISA CAMPBELL ERNST has illustrated many picture books, including several Green Light Readers: Boots for Beth, The Chick That Wouldn’t Hatch, and Come Here, Tiger. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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