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Chicken on Vacation

(Zoey the Chicken)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Zoey the chicken needs a vacation!

Zoey knows you don’t need to go to the shore to have the perfect beach day...but you do need a great imagination and a treasure map! Will Zoey lead her barnyard pals to buried treasure?

Chicken on Vacation is a Level One I Can Read, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by HarperCollins
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Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great story! Zoey needs a vacation and she's going to the beach. She's taking Sam, the pig with her and Sam has invited Pip, the mouse to come along too. This vacation is more like an adventure, as Zoey has quite the imagination as the three of them head off to the beach. You might just think they are building sand castles, swimming in the water, playing in a field and climbing on a tractor but to a few of them, they are actually searching for treasure, running from a crab, swimming in an ...more
First sentence: Zoey burst into the barn. "Pack your hat, Sam!" she said. "We're going on a beach vacation!"

Premise/plot: Chicken on Vacation is an I Can Read level one early reader starring one of my favorite characters. Last year I reviewed three books starring Zoey the chicken: Chicken in School, Chicken in Space, and Chicken in Mittens. (Chicken in Mittens and Chicken on Vacation are 2018 Cybils eligible.) In this book, Zoey and Sam are heading to the beach. (OR are they?!?!)

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Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, picture-books
"Pie!" Squealed Sam.
"The treasure is pie!"
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, leila-books
Leila 10 stars: I didn’t see the sand bc the sand is not brown...
May 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: children, slj-reviews
Reviewed for School Library Journal-August 2018

PreS-Gr 1—Zoey the chicken is back in another diminutive tale for new readers. Zoey invites her friends, Sam the pig and Pip the mouse, on a beach vacation. As they march to their destination, Zoey encourages them to look at the ocean view and sandy beach, but all Pip sees is a pond and some dirt. No matter, soon Sam is happily swimming in the mud and even Pip is content splashing in the pond. The outing wouldn't be complete without a splendid adven
My Review: I am new to the Chicken books but it looks like there are quite a few. It maybe would have been helpful to start with a book that introduces the characters but it isn't necessary. This is a great book for this summer where so many of us are having to vacation near home. It sparks a bit of imagination and creates a fun adventure from nothing. Young readers will have a blast creating their own mini vacations at home. This was a great level one book, simple words and a lot of repetition, ...more
Pamela J. Hatch
Zoey is a chicken with an overactive imagination as she takes two of her friends down to the local pond which she claims is the ocean, the dirt is beach, the tractor is lookout tower, etc. I do like her optimism and creativity. And the ending sets up for a possible sequel.

This book is categorized as a beginning reader level one which in this series means short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. However, not sure how many beginning readers kno
Becky B
Zoey the Chicken is ready to go on vacation. With a little imagination, she, Sam, and Pip are off to the beach and then go on a treasure hunt.

Zoey is nothing if not imaginative. I love that her imagination seems like something totally plausible for a child to come up with. Animal lovers, humor fans, and kids with great imaginations should love Zoey's trip to the "beach."
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So adorable 😍 to read, I’m still writing ✍🏽 a children’s book 📖
Imagination Vacation! Chickens win!
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Readers will need help with the word "vacation," but besides that this is a sweet imaginary trip. ...more
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Adam Lehrhaupt. He writes in such a way that connects with children. Great early-reader book.
Miss Sarah
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-easy-reader
A chicken pig and mouse enjoy an outdoors adventure for the day. Elementary and up. fun
A staycation on the farm is a ton of fun with Zoey's big imagination! ...more
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
My emerging reader and I enjoyed this book together and had a lot of laughs enjoying it together.
Kelly Woznik
Mar 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great book
Christine Grant
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reread, storytime
Countdown to Kindergarten: Letter V. Chicken and her friends go on vacation to the "beach." Imagination reigns supreme in this cute story.

Beach Story Time.

Downgraded from 4 stars to 3.
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is about chicken bursting,into the barn and she was saying that they were going on a vacation and find treasure and build a sand castle thank youuuuu.
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Adam Lehrhaupt is the award-winning author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, Please: Open This Book!, Chicken in Space (A six book series: Book 2 Chicken in School lands June 20, 2017), I Will Not Eat You and the upcoming I Don't Draw, I Color (March 21, 2016), Wordplay (July 2017), Idea Jar (Fall 2017), and This is a Good Story (Spring, 2018). He has traveled to six continents, performed on Bro ...more

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