Big Chickens Fly the Coop
The four big chickens who were afraid of everything in their wellreceived debut, Big Chickens, are now feeling all cooped up, so they set off to find the farmhouse. But where, the hapless hens wonder, is it? First they find a doghouse (loud barking!); then they run into a tractor (ewww, dirty!); and then they stomp into the barn (wild horses!). Who knew the farmhouse was r...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 24th 2008 by Dutton Juvenile
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No group of people on earth enjoy a sequel as much as kids. Sometimes it seems like if you slap a “2″ at the end of a book or movie, youngsters take that to mean “times 2″. Twice as cool, twice as funny, twice as good. Kids go into a part deux boldly: familiar with the content and hopeful for the best. Adults, on the other hand, can be fearful of sequels, afraid that it may not live up to the original. I’m guilty of this as well. Heck, I’ve even been scared to listen to side B of an album, think...more
Four big chickens want to leave the coop to explore the farmhouse. Once they leave, they discover things that they had never known before. The fist time they left, they discovered big slobbery dogs, which lead them back to their coop. Next they were encountered by a crazy tractor! They immediately went back to their coop. The third time they flew the coop, the encountered wild, bucking horses!They immediately went back to their coop. They decided to take one last chance which finally lead them t...more
I haven't read the first Big Chicken book, but I'm thinking I should. This is fun and I love the illustrations of the chickens - especially the expressions on their faces - as they have all sorts of adventures (involving a dog, a tractor, and horses) on their quest to find the farmhouse. Pair this one with Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken for a different take on chickens and adventures.
A flock of nervous chickens are trying to explore the barnyard beyond their hen-house. Their ultimate destination is to see the view from the farmhouse. After many failed attempts to get there, they finally succeed only to find it wasn't as exciting as they had hoped. Not necessarily an amazing story, but the illustrations were great! Don't get me wrong, the story is fun, especially to read-aloud.
This is a cute story about four chickens that are too afraid to go outside of their coop, so they are unfamiliar with where the farmhouse is located. After confusing the farmhouse for the doghouse and stables, they finally reach their destination. This book shares the lesson that you should not be afraid of going after what you want. Your fears should not prevent you from following your dreams.
The chickens in this tale bring new meaning to the phrase "there's no place like home". The chickens want to fly the coop and see the world outside of what they are exposed to daily. This can be used to practice predicting with students as well as sequence.
A great book for sensory words and adjectives! A tale of four chickens seeking an adventure to the farm house encounter some obstacles on the way. This book is great for younger elementary,it is definitely comical which is sure to get children laughing!
This is a very cute picute book. The illustrations and colors are wonderfully exclamatory!! The elements of fear and surprise are both present when four chickens discover life on the farm. This book would be appropriate for pr-K through gr. 2.
Aug 11, 2010 Edna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Very funny story about four curious older chickens whose determined curiosity drive them to venture out of their comfortable coop in search of the farmhouse where they think wonderful things are kept.
Apr 03, 2013 Vicki rated it 5 of 5 stars
These chickens are BIG chickens when it comes to exploring their world. The repetitive phrase "We should've stayed home" will engage school age listeners to this funny book. Beautiful illustrations!
Sep 11, 2013 Jessica Hancock rated it 4 of 5 stars
Good book to use in a literacy class. Could meet many reading and writing standards. Lots of words in some parts that are a little hard so practice this many times if planning to use for a read aloud.