How much work can one little chicken be?
When Leora finds a chicken in her front yard, she imagines keeping it as a pet and gathering eggs for breakfast every morning. But her mother has a very different view. Following a Jewish law that says ”finders aren’t keepers,” Mrs. Bendosa is determined that the family should care for the chicken just until its rightful owner returns. Soon, however, one little chicken becomes a flock of chickens, a flock of chickens becomes two goats, two goats become a herd of goats…until—Oh! What a house!
Elisa Kleven’s exquisitely detailed folk art brings Elka Weber’s humorous retelling of a traditional tale to life and promises to leave readers pondering the adage, “finders, keepers.”
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“Soon, however, one little chicken becomes a flock of chickens, a flock of chickens becomes two goats, two goats become a herd of goats, until—oh, what a house!” One day the rightful owner of the chicken turns up and according to Jewish law, the animal must be returned.Dec 07 2011 | Read Full Review of One Little Chicken
*This story from the Talmud, retold by Elka Weber in picture book form, tells of a chicken who stumbles into a family’s life, causing much more trouble than they ever could have expected.Jan 21 2012 | Read Full Review of One Little Chicken