The Chicken-chasing Queen of Lamar County

The Chicken-chasing Queen of Lamar County

Book - 2007
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Meet one smart chicken chaser. She can catch any chicken on her grandmother's farm except one - the elusive Miss Hen. In a hilarious battle of wits, the spirited narrator regales readers with her campaign to catch Miss Hen, but this chicken is "fast as a mosquito buzzing and quick as a fleabite." Our chicken chaser has her mind set on winning, until she discovers that sometimes it's just as satisfying not to catch chickens as it is to catch them.

A fresh voice full of sass and inventive, bold collage illustrations full of surprises create a childlike escapade brimming with funny high jinks that leads the reader on a merry, memorable chase.

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374312510
Branch Call Number: j P GROWING HARRINGT
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jackson, Shelley


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Feb 17, 2017

One of my favorite read aloud storybooks. Good narrative story with pictures to match.

May 30, 2015

She's the queen of chicken-chasing all right. Only one chicken can escape her. But she's going to figure out how to catch that Miss Hen! Unless her careful surveillance reveals previously unknown information that requires a change of plans, of course. I can't decide what I like most about this book. The facial expressions of the main character? The collage-style art, especially her skirt with the big button? Or the number of times you turn the page and get a giant SQUAWK from a chicken? My seven year old son was skeptical about this one but he ended up loving it. Several times in the next few days he'd start laughing about something he was remembering from it.

Jan 11, 2010

Great book. The language is fun as are the illustrations. 3 1/2 year old loved it.


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