Another Nonfiction Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall
School has resumed or is about to resume for millions of American students. So, for a few weeks we’ll focus on nonfiction picture books. For a while the books we look at will be about animals.
A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl is about—of course—chickens. It was written and illustrated by Robin Page. Beach Lane Books published this clever little volume in 2015.
The ISBN is 978-1-4814-1028-1.
A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl starts out predictably with a chicken following the narrator home. A series of questions and answers about chickens and taking care of chickens move the book forward.
The big, bold, colorful illustrations are real attention grabbers. They make this a terrific book for sharing with a group of elementary-aged youngsters.
The questions include things like:
• What will my chicken eat?
• What kind of chicken is it?
• Will my chicken fly away?
• Is my chicken a hen or a rooster?
• How do I keep my chicken safe?
• Will my chicken lay eggs?
Plus more questions. Each leads to an answer of 40 words or less with factual information about that particular topic.
The ending is predictable, but cute.
Two pages of back matter add a brood of handy facts to A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl.