Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman

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The innocent chicken just wants to help, but things get worse and worse - and bluer and bluer - the more she tries. Playing with colors and perspective, and using minimal text, this richly layered story reveals new things to see and laugh about with each reading.

About Deborah Freedman

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Deborah Freedman ( is the author of Blue Chicken and Scribble. She lives in Hamden, Connecticut.
Published September 15, 2011 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Breathtakingly beautiful meta-illustrations will draw many eyes to this tale of a curious chicken who spills some paint.

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Freedman’s (Scribble) second outing recalls some of David Wiesner’s work, opening with a painting of a painting: an unfinished picture of a barnyard lies on an illustrator’s desk, three-dimensional tools and pots of ink scattered across its flat surface.

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