Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

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“One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door. . . . Nine, ten, big fat hen!” “Baker uses an imaginative array of acrylic colors for his hens--greens, purples, and pinks to contrast with the warm, yellow straw background. There are lots of things to count, such as sticks, eggs, chicks, and hens. A fine choice for toddler story hours.”--School Library Journal
 

About Keith Baker

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KEITH BAKER Baker has written and illustrated many well-loved picture books and early chapter books, including several about the charming and lovable Mr. and Mrs. Green. Two of his best-known picture books, Hide and Snake and Who Is the Beast?, are about animals. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
 
Published March 30, 1994 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In vibrant full-bleed spreads, a boldly graphic rendition of ``1, 2, buckle my shoe,'' with the numbers from 1 to 10 enacted by the ``big fat hen'' and her friends and their hatching chicks.

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Newly hatched chicks star in an ebullient version of One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.

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Increasing numbers of newly hatched chicks buckle a shoe, shut the door, pick up sticks and lay them straight in this ebullient version of ``One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.'' Baker's ( Elephants Aloft ) bold outlines, plump figures and vibrant acrylics add up to an especially appealing counting primer ...

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