Blue Chicken

Blue Chicken

By Deborah Freedman

Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780670012930, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2011

A mind-bendingly clever farmyard romp
In this deceptively simple picture book, author-illustrator Deborah Freedman has created an irresistible character that springs to life and wreaks havoc in a farmyard with a pot of blue paint. The innocent chicken just wants to help, but things get worse and worse - and bluer and bluer - the more she tries. Playing with colors and perspective, and using minimal text, this richly layered story reveals new things to see and laugh about with each reading.

About the Author
Deborah Freedman was an architect once-upon-a-time, but now she loves to build worlds in in children's picture books. She is the author and illustrator of Scribble, Blue Chicken, The Story of Fish & Snail, and By Mouse & Frog (Viking 2015). Deborah lives in a colorful house in Connecticut, where she is busy at work on her next books.