Big Chickens Fly the Coop

Big Chickens Fly the Coop

By Leslie Helakoski; Henry Cole (Illustrator)

Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525479154, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2008

The four big chickens who were afraid of everything in their wellreceived debut, "Big Chickens," are now feeling all cooped up, so they set off to find the farmhouse. But where, the hapless hens wonder, is it? First they find a doghouse (loud barking ); then they run into a tractor ("ewww," dirty ); and then they stomp into the barn (wild horses ). Who knew the farmhouse was right under their beaks the whole time? Sidesplitting silliness abounds in this second riotously funny read-aloud by Leslie Helakoski, once again illustrated with Henry Cole's boisterous art.

About the Author
Leslie Helakoski is the author of "The Smushy Bus" and "Big Chickens, " a Junior Library Guild selection. Born and raised near New Orleans, Leslie Helakoski received a degree in advertising from the University of Louisiana and one in illustration from Northern Michigan University. She now lives in Lawton, Michigan, with her family.

Henry Cole has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including "And Tango Makes Three", "Oink?", and "Little Bo in France". A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.