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One Little Chicken: A Counting Book

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Chickens everywhere are breaking into dance. Count--and boogie--up to ten and join the fun, as chickens shake, shimmy, and samba 'til the cows come home.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Holiday House
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David
May 05, 2012 David rated it liked it
One Little Chicken: A Counting Book by David Elliott, illustrated by Ethan Long features counting and dancing chickens.

Long's quirky, enthusiastic chickens are hilarious, as they dance the night away. Dances shown include the bunny hop, swing, ballet, hula, ballroom, bump and grind, cha cha, shimmy and shake, bugaloo, and jive and jitterbug. Favorite images include bunny hop, swing, bump and grind, and last image.

The font is large and bold, and the pictures are big enough to use this for a story
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Kelsi Wilkins
Oct 06, 2014 Kelsi Wilkins rated it it was amazing
Shelves: libs-642
This counting picture was really fun, lots of colors and animals dancing. The children word love to read this book. The words are simple enough for the students to read and to count along. I would say that this book would be good for student’s k-3. Also good for older students who are struggling with reading and counting. The dancing in the store will get the students excited to keep reading the book. A teacher can use this book to motivate the students to prepare for their lesson, also to wrap ...more
Susan Menk
Tags: counting, chickens, silly, shake, samba, hula, cha-cha, rhymes

A counting book that goes up to 10 in which chickens do all kinds of crazy dancing and singing. Chickens are given human characteristics. Backgrounds are all monochromatic and steer the reader to the next page.


"One Little Chicken: A Counting Book" by David Elliott, illustrated by Ethan Long, Holiday House: New York, NY, 2007.
Elaine
Jan 18, 2013 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Chickens, dancing and counting. A great concept, especially for a general preschool storytime audience. The story flows very well with entertaining numbers and sentences. The illustrations are very nice with good character drawings which were attractive towards my visually detailed observant young boys and girls.
Mandy
Aug 05, 2010 Mandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Don't be a chicken, get up and dance! Count and dance along as the chickens on the farm dance in all kinds of fun ways and styles.

Great book to teach not only counting, but different dance styles.
Vilo
Mar 14, 2014 Vilo rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, math, rhyme
An energetic counting book--I've been standing up to read it and doing the dance moves (badly, but it keeps the kids interested!)
The Library Lady
Feb 20, 2008 The Library Lady rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
For a book about dance and feeling the beat, this is somewhat disappointing. The rhymes are jerky and at times awkward. Funny pictures, though...
Michelle
Mar 25, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it
Another fun book to get kids moving in storytime. I had them move like all of the chickens in the story.
Sagan
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Jodie
Easy to read rhyming story that has fun illustrations showing chickens doing different dances.
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Nov 15, 2007
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Sara
Aug 06, 2009 Sara rated it it was amazing
Really fun words and hysterical illustrations!
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Mar 12, 2013 Prplpckl rated it really liked it
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A fun book to read and exaggerate with motion for dance lovers.
Paula
Aug 17, 2011 Paula rated it liked it

Watch the little chicken's dance, while counting to ten by chance.
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David Elliott is the author of THE COOL CRAZY CRICKETS and THE TRANSMOGRIFICATION OF ROSCOE WIZZLE. He says of AND HERE'S TO YOU!, "My neighbor’s rooster and I were having a disagreement. I wanted to sleep in the morning; he wanted to crow. The rooster won, of course. The first verse of AND HERE'S TO YOU! is a tribute to his victory and to the joys found in simply following your nature."
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