The Chickens Build a Wall by Jean-Francois Dumont

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The chickens at the farm are building a wall, and no one is quite sure why. But they know one thing: the hedgehog that wandered in must be trouble. So all winter they build and build, until they have a wall that towers over the barn. When spring comes, though, they find that everything hasn't gone quite according to plan . . .
 

About Jean-Francois Dumont

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Jean-Fran ois Dumont is a French author and illustrator who has created many stories for children, includingA Blue So Blue (Sterling), winner of the 2004 Prix Saint-Exup ry, an award given yearly to the best illustrated picture book in France.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 33 pages
Genres: Young Adult.

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A bunch of deluded clucks build a protective wall that is anything but.

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Dumont (A Blue So Blue) crafts a clever barnyard commentary on protectionism, xenophobia, and overreaction. The appearance of a hedgehog, an animal never before seen on the medievalesque farm where th

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When all the farm animals gather around to look at the strange animal, they begin to cackle and chatter and natter.

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The Chickens Build a Wall is written and illustrated by Jean-Francois Dumont and suitable for children ages 4 to 8 years.

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Gr 1–3—This contemporary parable teaches about the repercussions of intolerance and xenophobia. When a hedgehog appears on the farm, he startles the barnyard animals, who have never seen the likes of one before. While some animals don't see what the fuss is about, the chickens panic, and the roos...

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