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Baby Chicken (A Heroic Tale Picture Book for Kids) by Azod Abedikichi
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Apr 20, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens-books, read-in-2014, reviewed

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Baby Chicken is a children's picture book adaptation of a 2013 animated short of the same name. (I haven't seen it yet, but I plan to!) Directed by Azod Abedikichi and clocking in at 8 minutes, the Claymation film tells the harrowing tale of a wood man (called "Woodman") who's horrified to find a baby chick living inside one of the dozen eggs he's about to boil for breakfast. He heroically saves the other eleven eggs - and their occupants - from a slow, agonizing death by fire. But wait! One of the eggs won't hatch! It's enough to shatter a wood man's oddly external, ruby red heart into a million tiny pieces.

Of course, the premise is rather absurd - chicken eggs bound for the breakfast table aren't, as a general rule, fertilized - but it helps to put a face on a what has become a mechanized, industrialized, impersonal consumer item. The chickens who were exploited and killed so that you could enjoy your Eggs Benedict were someones, not somethings - a point posited by Baby Chicken in a gentle and amusing way.

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Reading Progress

April 20, 2014 – Started Reading
April 20, 2014 – Shelved
April 20, 2014 – Shelved as: childrens-books
April 20, 2014 – Shelved as: read-in-2014
April 20, 2014 – Finished Reading
April 21, 2014 – Shelved as: reviewed

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