Where Do Chicks Come From? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series)

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Read and find out all about eggs — and how baby chicks grow inside of them. Learn how chicks develop,how they get the food they need to grow, and how a mother hen helps keep them safe in this simple introduction to the life cycle of a baby chick.

Describes what happens day-by-day for the three weeks from the time a hen lays an egg until the baby chick hatches.

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Overview

Read and find out all about eggs — and how baby chicks grow inside of them. Learn how chicks develop,how they get the food they need to grow, and how a mother hen helps keep them safe in this simple introduction to the life cycle of a baby chick.

Describes what happens day-by-day for the three weeks from the time a hen lays an egg until the baby chick hatches.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Sklansky's clear and accurate text begins with fertilization when the rooster's "sperm joins the growing egg" and concludes with the dry, fluffy baby. She uses the correct terminology to discuss the anatomy of the egg and the purpose of each part. She also explains that the "egg you eat for breakfast" is unfertilized and cannot grow into a chick. As the hen sits on her nest for the 21-day incubation period, the day-to-day development of the embryonic chick is detailed in easy-to-understand paragraphs and full-color drawings. The illustrations are soft and friendly, but retain enough realism for children to understand the subject matter. Suggested activities and a list of stories about chicks are appended. This is an enjoyable and informative introduction to scientific information.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A clear text addresses the age-old "chicken and egg" problem, with solid results. Readers are first introduced to the egg, and then to its parents, moving back to the egg once it's laid, and tracking the progress of the growing chick. Both text and illustrations are entirely suited to the audience; if a little lacking in flair, they nevertheless resist anthropomorphization and deliver those tiny details that are important to young readers: "At one end of the egg is an air space. This is where the chick will take its first breath." The inside-the-egg views show the growing chick and its growing sack of waste as it consumes the yolk and develops into a more-or-less recognizable bird. These images alternate with views of the hen tending her eggs or dashing off for a bite to eat and then returning to cluck to her eggs: "The chicks are learning to recognize the sound of the mother's voice." A worthy entry in the venerable Let's Read and Find Out series, and one that will always find an audience. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064452120
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 199,246
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy E. Sklansky is the author of From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On and Skeleton Bones and Goblin Groans: Poems for Halloween (both Henry Holt). Where Do Chicks Come From? is her third book for children. A former editor of children's books, Ms. Sklansky now writes them. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and two young children.

Pam Paparone has illustrated many books for children, including Mail For Husher Town; Raindrop, Plop!; and I Like Cats. She has also written and illustrated several books, including Who Built the Ark? Ms. Paparone lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    Part of a fantastic series

    This book is part of a many volume series designed to engage children with the world around them, stimulate their curiosity and to help parents answer the endless "Why, where and how" questions. Older children will love reading these books by themselves and the younger non-readers will love the illustrations. An excellent set of books to own!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2009

    Wonder book!!

    I picked up the book "Where Do Chicks Come From? and my children loved it the book had beautiful pictures and the book was very educational we loved the questions at the end of the book also I'm look for more books like this one I'm hoping the same author wrote more just like it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2004

    wonderful

    There are a lot of books out there about the development of an egg but this is one of the best.

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