The Plot Chickens

The Plot Chickens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823423071
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 86,857
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD410L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mary Jane and Herm Auch have collaborated on more than ten picture books written by Mary Jane. Both artists used digital techniques to create the illustrations in this book. The Auchs live outside of Rochester, New York, and keep a small flock of chickens.

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The Plot Chickens 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ydraughon on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This would be a great book for teaching young students how to write stories. Henrietta the chicken goes to the library to check out books to read to her aunts. She decides to write her own book by following the rules of good writing. Good for grades K - 3.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Henrietta loves reading books so much she decides to write one herself. She checks out a book about writing from the library about how to write a book and then goes through the process of submitting her manuscript to publishers, facing rejection and poor reviews, and finally finding an audience that connects with her work. Chickens get me every time, and this book is no exception. It's a goofy introduction to the writer's process, but it accurately portrays the guts and perseverance it takes to become a published author.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Full of puns and poultry yolks, I mean jokes, The Plot Chickens is a tongue-in-cheek look at writing a book. With the help of an encouraging, young librarian , Henrietta the chicken writes her own book, and it's even reviewed in Corn Book Magazine, although reviewer "Noah Lyke" notes, "Henrietta lays an egg with her first book."Informative ,"Rule 7: Make your story come alive by using all five senses" and funny at the same time, this book is a brightly-illustrated, hilarious look at the writing process.
Onenayr More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book to read aloud to children. It's a good way to inspire story writing process for young writers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny book with great illustration
hobbes37 More than 1 year ago
I often get to read to the sons of some close friends. The boys are 8 and 4 years old. We read "The Plot Chickens" and they laughed sooo much. Maybe it was the funny voice I used for the pessimistic chicken - "The End! Good Story!" was her favorite saying - maybe that's what the boys liked but their mother and I enjoyed the book as much as they did. It's an easy read that younger children will enjoy. Older children who enjoy creating stories and are learning to write will also like the way the information about how to write a story is presented. FUN! with a side dish of EDUCATION IN DISGUISE! is how I would describe this book! I'm ordering a copy for my nieces for Christmas!