Busy-Busy Little Chick by Janice N. Harrington & Brian Pinkney

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Ideal for Easter and springtime, an exuberantly illustrated picture book by a New York Times bestselling artist!

Little Chick’s mother is all cluck and no action. Mama knows her old nest isn’t the cozy home she and her brood need. But whenever she vows to start building a new house, she’s distracted—by sweety-meaty worms, crunchy-munchy crickets, or picky-pecky corn. Luckily, her Little Chick is an industrious sort. While the rest of his family are stuffing themselves silly, he’s quietly working, bit by bit, day by day.

Janice N. Harrington’s retelling of a little-known Central African story is perfectly matched with Brian Pinkney’s jazzy depiction of a can-do little critter.

 

About Janice N. Harrington & Brian Pinkney

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Janice N. Harrington received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her first picture book, Going North, and a Parents' Choice Award for The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.Brian Pinkney's awards include two Caldecott Honors, four Coretta Scott King Honors and a Coretta Scott King Award, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, written by his wife, Andrea Pinkney. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published February 19, 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Based on a fable of the Nkundo people of Central Africa, this compelling tale brings home the message that if you want something done right—or at all—sometimes you have to do it yourself.

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Based on a fable of the Nkundo people of Central Africa, this compelling tale brings home the message that if you want something done right—or at all—sometimes you have to do it yourself.

Feb 05 2013 | Read Full Review of Busy-Busy Little Chick

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In a Central African tale that turns the story of the Little Red Hen upside down, an affectionate chicken mother fails to build her children a better house, and one of her chicks must do it instead.

Dec 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Busy-Busy Little Chick

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