Sally’s class is doing a science project, and Mrs. Henshaw is handing out eggs for hatching. "Mine looks different," says Sally. When Sally’s egg cracks, what emerges is something green and scaly with big yellow eyes. Argus isn’t like...more
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When Sally's class begins an egg-hatching science project, her egg looks different, and sure enough, the chick that hatches is green and scaly with big yellow eyes. Argus grows quite a bit faster than the other chicks, and while the chicks are learning to eat seeds and beetles, Argus is more tempted by the chicks and the students. Sally tries to make Mrs. Henshaw aware of the situation, but her teacher tells her that some chicks are just different and that she should make the best of...more
Sally's class is hatching baby chicks. Sally's egg looks different and hatches differently. It is a dragon, but the word is not mentioned in the book. Sally's teacher tells her not to be difficult whenever she complains. When Argus, Sally's "chick", escapes, she thinks it would be good because he would no longer try to eat students or the other chicks, but she really has become attached to him. Soon, the teacher and the other students are helping Sally look for him and all ends well.
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Argus grows faster than the other chicks. He doesn't look the same or eat the same. When the other chicks peck, Argus chews a hole in the ground. When Argus eventually disappears, Sally is...more
This is one book I will be handing out to answer that request. It's funny and the art echoes the humor well. There's also a little underlying message about it being okay to be different, but kids will ignore that as they enjoy Sally's dealing with her unusual "chick". Will pair well with Jerdine...more
I like how on one of the pages the font changes to a bolder and bigger font (to match the title font). I wish there were even more font changes! I think young kids would enjoy seeing different fonts, and maybe even different colors.
While the recommended age is 4-7, I think kids of all ages would love this book!
I liked this book because it didn't whack you over the head with the message that being different is BETTER than being like everyone else. Being different is fine, it's great, it's not worse, but it's not better either. We don't always have to run from one end of the pendulum to the other!
PS, Love the teacher's stylish clothes and the way she says, "don't be difficult."
This story celebrating differences is poignant and touching. Highly recommended!