PICTURE BOOKS
Samuels, Barbara

The Chickens Are Coming!

(4) K-3 After Sophie and Winston's mom answers an ad seeking a new home for some chickens, the city-dwelling family builds a backyard coop and waits for the fun (read: egg laying) to begin. The book reads less like a story than a how-to manual (an author's note extols the backyard coop), but Samuels wrings humor from (mild) chaos in her spick-and-span illustrations.

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