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Chicken Big by Keith Graves
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Jul 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: folktale-fairytale, k-2nd, outcasts-sissies-tomboys, animals-birds
Read from December 20 to 21, 2011

Age: 2nd-4th grade

The chickens in the itty-bitty coop are having a hard time figuring out what big thing emerged from small chicken's egg. Poor Chicken Big doesn't feel like an elephant or a squirrel or an umbrella OR a sweater. After he saves their eggs from a fox the small chickens decide that "only one thing could be so smart, so kind, so warm, and so brave" -- a chicken!

A slight take on Henny Penny, these chickens don't quite have all their eggs in a basket, making hasty assumptions that exclude Chicken Big. Eventually, his appearance is overlooked by his acts of caring.

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