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Buck-Buck the Chicken

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Illus. in full color. An unusual pet chicken that enjoys jogging and going
to the movies wreaks havoc on the family she lives with. "This can be read
independently by second to third graders. The story is swift moving, involves
readers quickly, and is filled with warmth and humor. A good addition to the
easy-reading section of both public and school libraries."-- "School Libra
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 12th 1987 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it
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I had a love hate relationship with this book. I LOVED the chicken and Nancy. I even laughed out loud at the attack chicken comment and when Nancy said the chicken was her best friend and that "she always knew what to say to me" since Buck Buck only ever says Buck lol. I loved the chickeness. Buck Buck is a great character with Nancy! Love it!

Didn't like the parents. They were real idiots accepting a chicken but not knowing anything about chickens. Felt it was kind of unrealistic when, if you're
Buck-Buck was a prize on display at the fair. A father won her and gave her to his daughter. They treated the chicken as a normal house pet would be treated and named her Buck-Buck because she can say her own name. Unfortunately others are not so used to a chicken having household liberties and poor Buck-Buck makes a few mistakes. The book is a reader for young students. It had a wonderful flow and the kids really enjoyed reading the chickens name. Buck-Buck the Chicken is a great book for K-2 r ...more
Kelsey Nauert
Nancy's pet Buck-Buck is a mischevious chicken. She causes trouble, and eventually "runs away", making Nancy upset. Turns out Buck-Buck laid an egg. So the family builds Buck-Buck her own little house so she is not as disruptive to everyone. This teaches friendship and unconditional love.
Aug 11, 2008 rated it it was ok
Favorite part: When she said "Buck-Buck" and showed them her eggs. She had a pretty face.
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Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the funniest children's book ever written.
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Amy Ehrlich is the author of more than thirty books for young readers and is also a winner of The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for her novel Joyride, which was also chosen Booklist Choice Best Book of the Decade. She lives on a farm in Northern Vermont with her husband and a great many domestic and agricultural animals.
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