The Problem With Chickens by Bruce McMillan
(New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards))

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The ladies of Iceland have a problem: the birds lay their eggs in nooks on the sides of steep cliffs, so the ladies have a very difficult time getting any of the eggs for baking. They go to town to buy chickens to lay eggs for them instead. For a while, everyone is happy: there are plenty of eggs to bake plenty of yummy things. But the ladies' problems are far from solved, for the more time the chickens spend with the ladies, the more they begin to act like them too, until eventually they stop laying eggs all together. Now this is a problem indeed, but you can be sure, the clever ladies will find a solution. Full of fun and silliness, this lighthearted tale and vibrant illustrations are a delight.

About Bruce McMillan

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Bruce McMillan has written and illustrated more childrens books set in Iceland than any other United States author. Going Fishing is his sixth to be set there, and his forty-third overall. He often summers in Iceland, though he lives in Shapleigh, Maine. Bruce holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Maine and has received numerous awards and honors for his childrens books.
Published September 26, 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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