Storytime: Tricky Chickens

The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

In an effort to fatten up Mrs. Chicken for his delicious stew, Wolf unwittingly makes some new friends.

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye & Margaret H. Lippert; illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye & Margaret H. Lippert; illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye & Margaret H. Lippert ; illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Mrs. Chicken has to think fast to outwit hungry Crocodile, who wants to eat her for dinner. One morning Mrs. Chicken took her bath in a puddle. “Cluck, cluck,” she said proudly. “What a pretty chicken I am!” Mrs. Chicken can’t see her wings in the puddle, so she walks down to the river where she can admire all of herself. She doesn’t know that Crocodile is there, waiting for dinner–and a tasty chicken would do nicely! To save herself, Mrs. Chicken tells Crocodile that they are sisters. But how can a speckled chicken and a green-skinned crocodile be related? Mrs. Chicken had better prove that they are, and fast, because Crocodile is getting hungrier . . .

The Fox and the Hen by Eric Battut

The Fox and the Hen by Eric Battut

The Fox and the Hen by Eric Battut

Oh, no! Henrietta Hen laid her very first egg today–but sly Red Fox has tricked her into giving it to him! And now he plans to gobble it all up. But Henrietta doesn’t want her precious egg boiled, poached, scrambled, or fried. Whatever will she do? Together, Henrietta and her friends on the farm hatch a cunning plan to fool Red Fox–and save her egg from becoming an omelet.

The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend & illustrated by John Manders

The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend & illustrated by John Manders

The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend & illustrated by John Manders

A flustered cat is on the verge of crying fowl in a farmyard story that will crack kids up. Jack the cat is building the perfect nest. It’s bound to attract the perfect chicken, who will lay the perfect egg, which will make the perfect omelet. And sure enough, a chicken shows up, but so do a duck and a goose. Feathers get ruffled — and Jack gets much more than breakfast — in a funny tale rich in detail with a sweet final twist.

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