Thursday, January 3, 2008
Chickens to the Rescue
This book was given to Maya by your friendly librarian, Nathan, when she was born, and we gave a copy to our friend Andrew for Christmas.
Chickens to the Rescue, by John Himmelman, is known technically as a silly book. Nathan dared me to read it out loud without screaming "CHICKEEEENS TO THE RESCUUUUUUE!!!" He's right. It can't be done. A group of hardworking chickens come to the aid of various members of the Greenstalk family, including livestock. If you've got time to stop and examine the rescue scenes, there are a lot of chickens to look at doing a lot of different things-good for working on those descriptive skills. Have your kids find the dozing, egg-laying chicken in each sequence (Hint: The egg hatches on the last page). As you turn to the end page, give your child a hug if they think to yell, "PIGS TO THE RESCUE!"