The Chicken Thief

The Chicken Thief

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Overview

The Chicken Thief by Beatrice Rodriguez

In this wordless story that is both funny and sweet, a fox steals a hen away from her home. Bear, rabbit, and rooster give chase, but in a twist on the usual children's story, this fox is not a villain. Rather, he tenderly holds hen as he runs into the night. A funny and life-affirming story, The Chicken Thief defies expectations, enlivening the mind with its cleverness while going straight for the heart. This intelligent and charming book is great for all ages. A love story, a road movie, and a playful speculation on stereotypes and misconceptions, The Chicken Thief makes for an unforgettable reading experience!

atrice Rodriguez was born in 1969. She received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France, and works today as an illustrator, creating children's books as well as pictures for the press. She lives in France.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592700929
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Stories Without Words Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.44(w) x 6.28(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Béatrice Rodriguez was born in 1969. She received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and works today as an illustrator, creating children's books as well as illustrations and cartoons for the press. She lives in France.

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The Chicken Thief 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sue_Corbett More than 1 year ago
I am not a tremendously big fan of wordless picture books, but I make an exception for this French import, a debut from newcomer Rodriguez. In the opening spread, a group of animals awakes in a bucolic setting; soon they are lunching peacefully. Then, quelle horreur! A fox makes off with one of their hens. The chase is on. Rodriguez makes great use of the book's rectangular format -- panoramas follow the animal friends as they pursue the thief through the woods, over mountains, across seas (make note of what they use for a boat!), UNTIL -- What? Wait! Is this really a kidnapping? Or is it something else entirely? For sure, it's a delight from beginning to end.