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One Little Chicken

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
How much work can one little chicken be?

When Leora finds a chicken in her front yard, she imagines keeping it as a pet and gathering eggs for breakfast every morning. But her mother has a very different view. Following a Jewish law that says ”finders aren’t keepers,” Mrs. Bendosa is determined that the family should care for the chicken just until its rightful owner return
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 9th 2011 by Tricycle Press
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Debby Baumgartner
A Jewish talk that shows how if you find someone's property you care for it until they come to claim it. This story begins with the finding of a chicken, which lays, which hatch into chickens and then sold for goats which have babies. When the owner reappears they give all to the returning owner.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
This is folk-tale based on the Jewish law "finders aren't keepers". I was following the book until the end - however, it seems to work out for the person who lost the hen in the first place but the finders who put in all of the work don't seem to have benefited?! Maybe I am missing something?!
Oct 29, 2011 Jill rated it really liked it
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Cute re-telling of a traditional folk tale. Sophie really enjoyed all the animals in the book as well as the catch phrase "finders aren't keepers." The artwork is quite detailed and reminded me of Jan Brett's illustrations.
Oct 24, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
What a great story to let kids wrap their heads around. Would THEY give the whole herd of goats away? Plus I love Elisa Kleven.
Edward Sullivan
Aug 05, 2011 Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it
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Charming story adapted from the Talmud. Beautiful folk art illustrations.
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PJ Library from a while back. I am determined to hit 100 books this year.
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