Monday, June 19, 2017
#Review: Unusual Chickens For the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones #AtoZblogchallenge #U
Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they’ve inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse....
And then more of her great-uncle’s unusual chickens come home to roost. Determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken feed, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe.
Unusual Chickens For the Exceptional Poultry Farmer was not a short picture book as I first thought it was. In fact, it was a book much more for elementary age readers.It took me a bit to get into the book but once I did, I was happy about it.
The book is a tongue and cheek humor book with the likes of 4H gone wild. I loved that the story was told in a series of letters to her deceased grandmother. By writing on an old typewriter, the main character is able to type out her feelings about life on a farm, being a farmer, new friends, and mysterious chickens that seem to just appear.
I seriously laughed at some of the different quirks each of the breeds of chickens had. At the same time, I could relate to the main character's feelings of missing Grandma and advice. I also liked that this was a multicultural book that children could relate too.
Overall, I give this book a high 5 cluck!
Disclosure: I obtained a copy of this book for my own collections. The views presented here may differ from your own. ~M.M. aka Naila Moon