Good Morning, Chickalina! by Sonal Panse
Published on September 27, 2016.
This charming, illustrated book introduces beginner readers to Chickalina, a good little chick who likes to help her parents, Papa Rooster and Mama Hen, whenever possible. In this story, Papa Rooster has a bad cold and something must be done so that he won't miss the Kuk Kudu Ku when the sun rises.
This is the first of a series of Chickalina picture books, featuring Chickalina's family and their various animal and human friends. Wild animals, domestic animals, farm animals (none of whom are ever, ever, ever, eaten!) and civilized human beings predominate in these wonderful children's books.
Children and grown-ups will love the beautiful, full-color picture book illustrations by author and illustrator, Sonal Panse.
In this story, little chick runs all around the farm trying to find some ginger for rooster's tea. He has a cold, but he needs to crow to watch up the farmer. In a similar style to Are You My Mother? the book introduces many different animals and herbs using a repetitive exchange between the chick and the other animal. That repetition will make it more engaging for younger children (but also a bit tedious for adults to read aloud).
This book is perfect for ages 3-5. The illustrations are cheery, and while the text is a bit long, the repetition makes it a quick-ish read. The resolution is a little unexpected but fun. I enjoyed this book.
My Rating: 3 stars
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