Three Hens and a Peacock

Three Hens and a Peacock


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Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack, Henry Cole

This hilarious book reveals what happens when some foolish farm animals decide to trade roles—and discover just how hard it is to do someone else’s job.
The Tuckers’ farm is a peaceful place. Everyone has a job and no one complains. That is, until a hapless peacock falls off the back of a passing truck and stirs things up. Soon, customers are flocking to the farm to see what all the fuss is about. But the hens don’t like the newcomer getting attention while they do all the hard work. The wise old hound sees the problem and helps orchestrate a job swap. What follows is the hilarious tale of three hens who get in way over their feathered heads, and one very distressed peacock who just can’t figure out how to lay an egg.
Lester L. Laminack has created a comical look at what happens when we underestimate the value of others’ work. Henry Cole’s delightful illustrations heighten the story’s humor and will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561457267
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 79,483
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children’s literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina.

Henry Cole is the illustrator of more than ninety books for children, including bestsellers such as The Leprechaun’s Gold, Little Bo, and Tango Makes Three, and Oink!, in addition to many of his own books, such as A Nest For Celeste and Jack’s Garden. He lives in Florida.

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Three Hens and a Peacock 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
Review: The children's book Three Hens and a Peacock will be sure to entertain pre-school through lower elementary classes. I would recommend this book to ages 4-10. It is a very colorful, fun to read book. My K4 students especially liked the bright colored peacock and the page that the peacock got stuck in a doorway. The girls in my class liked the page where the hens dressed up in pretty jewelry as they tried to get attention instead of doing their job in the hen house. My K4 class thought the story had a good ending because the hens and the peacocks went back to doing their jobs. The hens went back to laying eggs and the peacock helped bring customers to the farm by showing off its pretty feathers. (rev. M.Hicks, K4 Lead Teacher) Illustrator Henry Cole has given such personality to these birds. It is hilariously entertaining. The story told in short, easy to understand yet fully descriptive prose is delightful. DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was given to us by Peachtree Publishers in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
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Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Another day on the Tucker's farm. The dog is snoozing on the porch, the hens are laying eggs and the cows are chewing their cud. That is until a truck passing by the farm has a crate fall off the bed of the truck cracking it open as it hits the ground and a peacock stumbles out of the crate. The peacock makes himself at home on the Tucker's farm but the he is at a lose as to what he is suppose to do on a farm. We all have talents or skills that are useful to our existence. What could the peacock do to be useful on a farm? So far, the three hens think the only thing he is good at is screaming and strutting his feathers. What good is the screaming and strutting? I know do you? Surely there is some way he can be useful on the farm. What makes you an asset at your home, school or job? We should all be thankful for what God has given us and put it to good use. Do you have a talent or skill? What is it? I really enjoy this book it is an good example as to the fact God has put every creature on this earth with a purpose. This book will open the child's imagination to see that the prissy peacock really was a benefit to the farm. The illustrations took the author's words and painted the perfect characters and scenery to complete the story for children of all ages to enjoy. I know I enjoyed Three Hens and a Peacock and will be sharing it with all my grandchildren. Disclosure I received a copy of this book from Peachtree Publisher for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It was my own opinion.