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The Two Tails (Impeccable Petunia Part II)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Haunted by her near death at the beak of the maniacal Bernadette, Petunia, the backyard chicken, confronts betrayal at the hands of her beloved human, Silkie, and the uncertain future of her unlikely champion, the obstreperous blue-eyed feline, Macy. 

As The Two Tails opens, the flock descends into a spiral of death and disappearance. Ensnared by a rapacious raccoon and des
Paperback, 227 pages
Published October 1st 2018
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Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Petunia wants to save Macy, and the flock is going amuck
The Two Tails by Katie Christine is a great novel set in the countryside with a nice cottage and chickens. The chickens are the main focus of this story. In this second installment, we add in other animals as well to this story.
Petunia, the Chicken
Petunia, the chicken, is the main character, and w
Erin Cataldi
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Much more fleshed out and realized than the first in this series, Impeccable Petunia really hits its stride with this second installment. Double in size to it's predecessor, The Two Tails introduces several new characters: Felix the dog, Winchester the raccoon, and Thatcher the Possum. Petunia finds herself really preferring the luxuries and the friendships provided in the big house and starts to spend less and less time with her peers. She's grown close to Max the cat and prefers to stay out of ...more
Shruti Ramanujam
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Let me say this right off the bat–I did not expect to fall this in love with a backyard chicken.

There, I said it.

Petunia, a backyard chicken at the bottom of the pecking order, sets off on an adventure the day the woman whose backyard she lives in notices her. What follows is Petunia’s journey into dealing with problems in her own flock and also setting off into th
Audra Watts
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it

Topics to consider: violence and death.

This book took Petunia's adventures in her little coop and expanded it out into the big wide world. Part II greatly enlarges the world that Christine had already created and introduces great, new characters. We can read about the same brave little hen with much more meaningful and large-scale escapades, more mischievous friends, and even more luck.

The Two Tails surprised me by how highly political is it. In some ways,
Stanley McShane
Impeccable Petunia Part II: The Two Tails completes the short series Impeccable Petunia: Part I, Claws, Paws, Feathers, and Jaws. Petunia is not your average chicken for sure! I am not familiar with Orpington's, Arauncana's, or Wyandottes, although they all appear to be easy-going backyard chickens. They do, however, need protection from predators and there definitely is "a pecking order," ergo the storyline.

In Part II, Petunia has apparently been taken inside the human's house to recover from a
Steph Warren
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

Impeccable Petunia started off reminding me of Chicken Run, with the solo chicken with big ideas running foul of the peck mentality! However, Impeccable Petunia is far more adult and nuanced that such comedy romps, and developed more along the lines of Watership Down or Animal Farm as the story progressed.

Petunia’s story starts off as one of being #notlikeotherchicks but becomes a
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Animal stories always remind of my daydreaming spurts in the school playground. Those singing song birds over there? They're scheming the doom of the neighborhood. And they're working together with the murder of crows nearby. In a few days, they'll launch their attack against their most hated enemies: the hawks and the dogs that patrol the school yard.

Or something to that effect.

Christine taps into an imagination I rarely see in English animal stories, one of political intrigue among animals. Us
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Impeccable Petunia Part II by Katie Christine, is an imaginative book about animals and their adventures as they try to survive life in the chicken coop. Some escape and help Petunia go in search of Macy, the cat. The animals are personified, having conversations and sharing expressions of emotions as they go on their adventures. There are interesting characters: Petunia the chicken, Wakefield, the raccoon who makes a deal for eggs, Pew-Pew the skunk, Faye the unfortunate chicken who has a bad e ...more
May 02, 2019 rated it liked it
The description of both this book and part two of the story were immediately intriguing to me. So, when the author offered me a free copy of the books in exchange for an honest and unbiased review, I was happy to oblige. Please note that these remarks refer to both Part 1 (Claws, Paws, Feathers and Jaws) and Part 2 (The Two Tails).

Petunia is not your ordinary chicken. She prefers to keep her flower garden blooming instead of gossiping with the gaggle of other chickens in the yard. But, no matter
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
THE TWO TAILS by Katie Christine
Impeccable Petunia Part II

Tired of being kept in the big house and beyond tired of Bernadette, Petunia longs to see her friend Macy. She's desperate to warn him that animal control has been called, even though she's not quite certain what that means. She's stunned when she finally sees the big cat, who has grievous injuries from the fight that saved Petunia from the other chickens. Falsely accused of killing a hen the woman has called animal control who take Macy
Taylor Watkins
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When author Katie Christine submitted Impeccable Petunia Part II: The Two Tails to me in exchange for an honest review, I wondered what it might be like to read a book entirely from a chicken's perspective. When I was younger, I read the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, which all take place from the eyes of cats, and I imagined that it might be similar to those books--and, in fact, it was, to my delighted surprise! I absolutely adored this book and all of its charming, witty, humorous triumph. Al ...more
Jo Barton
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's such an interesting concept to make an entirely credible world about chickens and at first I wasn't sure that I could imagine such a world, however the author writes with such a passionate interest that her love for animals shines through any reservations I may have had. The characterisation is completely credible, and it wasn't long before I was fully immersed in this chicken inspired world. The Two Tails starts off well with an introduction to an egg stealing raccoon, who very quickly get ...more
Pamela Scott
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it

(copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed)

I enjoyed this even more than Petunia’s first tale. This was published a few years later and the story and style in much more developed. The book reminds me a lot of Charlotte’s Web or the Babe books. The book is funny yet dark at times. I had a great time reading it. I was rooting for Petunia from the start. You don’t need to have read Petunia’s first adventure to enjoy this. I’ve read other books from the pe
Ruth B
May 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Petunia is back with many new characters. This time she will have to go out of her comfort zone to make things right and save her friends. This one is a fast to read story with charming characters and well written. As before the illustrations in the book by Jonathan Edward are lovely and help to imagine the scenes and the characters.

Like the first one, it was a good read with many themes and subjects relevant to all of us. A story where animals could be easily replaced with human characters. I t
Felicity Terry
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Its no big secret that truth be told I'm not generally into 'animal' stories but contacted by the author I had the feeling Impeccable Petunia was going to be a very different kind of animal story. And was I right or was I right?

Encompassing so many different themes (loneliness, bullying but also friendship and loyalty to name but a few) but basically the story of what it is to be different, to be a bit of an outcast, to go against the grain. This is the story of a hen the likes of which you've n
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found both parts of the story to be entertaining and fresh as far as never really being told before in the way of chickens. I actually have 16 Orpington hens and one rooster so this was kind of fun to read and imagine them taking on an adventure. The books are easy to glide through because of the better writing style, it also helps that the characters are realistic for talking animals. I think there is so much more to this story, but older ages might get it a little better.
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From a young age Katie's parents instilled in her a love of animals and art. She has many fond childhood memories of long summer afternoons spent curled up in a quiet corner of the local library. She lives outside Seattle, Washington with her husband/illustrator, Jonathan Edward, their Super-Sheltie, Niles and cats, Frankenstein and Penelope.

Katie Christine holds degrees from UCLA and USC, enjoys

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