Introduce children to the life cycle of chickens from egg, to hatching, and beyond with Let's Hatch Chicks!. Author Lisa Steele, of Fresh Eggs Daily, shows the entire process in kid friendly terms. In this book you’ll meet Violet, a plucky and fun-loving chicken. Violet has an exciting secret to share with you: she’s ready to be a mom! Join Violet as she keeps her eggs warm and protects them from danger. See what happens each week as the chick grows inside the egg. And when the new chicks arrive, that's when the fun begins again! These baby chickens need a lot of help to get along in the big world. They will need food, a new home, and sometimes a little help from mama hen. Author Lisa Steele presents the exciting world of chickens in an easy-to-understand, kid friendly way with action-packed illustrations, a useful glossary, and fun chicken facts! Steele runs the very popular chicken-keeping blog, Fresh Eggs Daily, and also hosts a TV show on a PBS affiliate in Maine.
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of her life, so it’s no surprise she has made her name raising her own backyard flock and sharing her farming adventures. Lisa is also an aspiring herbalist and avid gardener who shares tips and advice on both her award-winning Fresh Eggs Daily blog and Facebook page of the same name. She holds a Maine Master Gardener certification and her popular website has been named one of Better Homes & Gardens Top Ten Gardening Blogs. A regular contributor to such publications as Backyard Poultry, Hobby Farm, and Chickens magazine, as well as HGTVGardens.com and BHG.com, Lisa has become the most trusted voice in natural chicken keeping. She has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s radio and television programs, various local programs, and is currently hosting her own "chicken lifestyle" television show on Maine's WPTX-TV. She is the author of Let's Hatch Chicks!, Gardening with Chickens, Fresh Eggs Daily, and Duck Eggs Daily, and tours the country speaking and signing books at the Mother Earth News and Country Living fairs. Lisa lives on a small farm in Portland, Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If I ever wanted to learn how to care and own chicks, I wouldn't have to look any further! The book, Let's Hatch Chicks by Lisa Steele has been nothing but a pleasure to read. The best thing is that this is a child's book that not only has a lovely way of sharing the beauty of owning chickens, but it's a perfect guide for the first-timers taking care and understanding the habits of their very own chicks. I feel that the author allows us to really learn so much about her beautiful chicken, Violet. This bird is a Lavender Orpington chicken and is just a gorgeous bird that has been living on her farm in Maine. I feel Lisa really gives the readers, either child or an adult the idea on how to raise your very own chickens by learning about Violet. Much of the material covered in this tale are things like the food, the way chicken lay eggs, giving birth, dust showering and even why they might seem angry, but really aren't. I think anyone interested in owning their own chickens, will fall in love with this book! I honestly never had a cute tale about a real bird, that tells you how to care for a chicken while you read along. There are so many words in bold about the life and path of a chicken, which in the back glossary they can be defined making it a perfect learning tool to use the right terms. So not only do you get to read about the real-life chicken, but you also learn about owning your own birds. Finally, I really enjoyed this book and so will any child who reads it! It's one of those loving stories that help you learn as you read. Plus, one of those books you won't want to get rid of because it's helpful guidance can come in handy when owning a chicken coop of your own. It's just a wonderful story and excellent helpful guide to learning about chickens and how they live on the farm. "I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review"
This educational book will have kids mesmerized by the miracle of the birth of beautiful, fluffy, baby chicks. It explains how a mother hen, Violet, who is a Lavender Orpington, prepares for motherhood. It chronicles the three week incubation period and gives details about what is happening inside the eggs as the baby chicks develop. Violet is an excellent mother. She chooses her nesting box carefully from the others in the coop and is happy with the clean straw bedding that she discovers that will keep her eggs safe. It even has curtains across the front to give her privacy while she lays her eggs. She is a very faithful and good mother. She keeps her eggs warm and turns them when needed. She fusses and keeps a very close watch over each and every one. When the babies finally emerge from their shells Violet is right there to protect and teach them all they need to know so they will be ready to join the rest of the flock. I love the fact that the author includes "fun facts" throughout the book the truly are informative. Here are a few examples: "Chickens can see more colors than humans can! This helps them find bugs, seeds, and berries in the grass." "Chickens do more than peep, cluck, and crow. They can make up to thirty different sounds to talk to each other!" "A chicken's heart beats about three times as fast as yours." The illustrations really add to the richness of the text and gives a clear visual understanding of a chicken's life cycle. The author has provided a glossary of words at the end of the book that is very useful. She has made the message of the book, practical, very educational and truly exciting. I highly recommend this book. It would be a perfect asset in a classroom and/or a school library.