The Chicken Thief by Béatrice Rodriguez
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In this wordless story that is both funny and sweet, a fox steals a hen away from her home. Bear, rabbit, and rooster give chase, but in a twist on the usual children's story, this fox is not a villain. Rather, he tenderly holds hen as he runs into the night. A funny and life-affirming story, The Chicken Thief defies expectations, enlivening the mind with its cleverness while going straight for the heart. This intelligent and charming book is great for all ages. A love story, a road movie, and a playful speculation on stereotypes and misconceptions, The Chicken Thief makes for an unforgettable reading experience!

Béatrice Rodriguez was born in 1969. She received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France, and works today as an illustrator, creating children's books as well as pictures for the press. She lives in France.


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Béatrice Rodriguez is the author of The Chicken Thief (2010), was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, as well as an independent bookseller favorite. Born in 1969, Béatrice received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. She lives in France with her family.
Published April 17, 2009 by Gecko Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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All is not what it seems in this sweet, funny wordless picture book about a fox who steals a chicken.

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In Rodriguez's wordless debut, a bear and rabbit are enjoying a peaceful lunch in the garden outside their cottage when a fox makes off with one of their hens.

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