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The Resource Chicken in school, by Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Shahar Kober

Chicken in school, by Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Shahar Kober

Label
Chicken in school
Title
Chicken in school
Statement of responsibility
by Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Shahar Kober
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Zoey the adventure-loving chicken sets up a classroom in the barn and appoints herself teacher, but her friend Sam the pig is nervous that she will not provide snack time
Tone
Character
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1—Zoey, the chicken with a big heart and a bigger imagination; her friend Sam the pig; and their other barnyard friends, Clara the cow, Henry the dog, and Pip the mouse are back in this follow up to Chicken in Space. This time, snack-obsessed Sam dreams of going to school, largely because "There are snacks at school." Zoey, being the good and loyal friend she is, sets off to make Sam's dream happen. She sets up the barn as a classroom—and proves to be a great teacher. After building a fort out of books, drawing pictures with crayons, and a quick math lesson from Clara, Zoey finally presents Sam with the pie he's been seeking all day. When Sam is asked which part of school he liked best he answers, "Everything! Because I was with you." To which Zoey responds, "If you thought that was fun, wait until you try recess." Kober's softly hued illustrations add humor through the facial expressions and expertly capture the specific personalities of each barnyard character, carried over from the previous book as well. This is sweet tale of friendship, school and appreciating your friends—quirks and all. VERDICT Give to fans of the first installment or youngsters with first-time or back-to-school jitters. This works well as a read-aloud or one-on-one.—Megan Kilgallen, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn --Megan Kilgallen (Reviewed 08/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 8, p60)
  • Having conquered the skies in Chicken in Space, Lehrhaupt’s poultry protagonist, Zoey, steps into the role of teacher at a barnyard school. Not every animal is convinced of Zoey’s qualifications or curriculum (“Books are for reading! Crayons are for coloring! And you can’t skip math!” protests Clara the cow), but Zoey’s energy and outside-the-box thinking win the (school) day. Kober’s grainy, posterlike images manage to feel vintage and contemporary in one fell swoop, and readers will respect the outside-the-box wisdom in Zoey’s assertion that books are for “building imagination” and crayons for “creating adventures.” Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Alexandra Penfold, Upstart Crow Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Justin Rucker, Shannon Associates. (June) --Staff (Reviewed 05/15/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 20, p)
  • Fresh from an adventure in space (Chicken in Space, 2016), Zoey the chicken this time helps her pig, Sam, achieve his dream of attending school. Of course, a makeshift classroom in the barn with Zoey as the teacher isn't exactly what Sam had in mind, but as long as there's snack, he's in. Clara the cow is as pessimistic as ever, but studious, glasses-wearing Pip the mouse is looking forward to reading, and artistic Henry the dog to coloring. But Zoey's lessons are rather unconventional: books are for "building imagination," and crayons are for "creating adventures." Kober's digital illustrations show a castle made of books for the former, and for the latter, the accessorized students pose in front of crayon-drawn backdrops depicting space, a circus, and a pirate ship. Zoey's next direction leaves both Clara and Sam up in arms: math simply cannot be skipped, nor can snack, even if the alternative is recess. Clara saves the day with an addition problem involving pies, and Zoey pitches in a real pie to satisfy Sam, and all agree that school is the best…because they are together. The animals' postures and expressive faces are great fun, especially practical Clara's, and the other three students throw themselves wholeheartedly into the fun. What will this quirky chicken plan next? (Picture book. 3-7)(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569496
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lehrhaupt, Adam
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
004-008
LC call number
PZ7.L532745
LC item number
Cg 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kober, Shahar
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • First day of school
  • Schools
  • Chickens
  • Swine
  • Domestic animals
  • First day of school
  • Schools
  • Chickens
  • Pigs
  • Domestic animals
  • Domestic animals
  • Chickens
  • First day of school
  • Schools
  • Swine
Target audience
primary
Label
Chicken in school, by Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Shahar Kober
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn959592044
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062364135
Lccn
2016040468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959592044
Label
Chicken in school, by Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Shahar Kober
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn959592044
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062364135
Lccn
2016040468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959592044

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