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Chicken Scratches

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Chicken Scratches

Poultry Poetry and Rooster Rhymes

By Lynn Brunelle; Scott Menchin (Illustrator); George Shannon

Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811866484, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

As adorably absurd as chickens themselves, this book of charming illustrations and laugh-out-loud funny poultry poems will appeal to anyone with a fowl sense of humor.

About the Author
Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy-winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, former teacher, and is the author of more than 40 titles, including Mama's Little Book of Tricks, Pop Bottle Science, and Yoga for Chickens. She currently lives in Washington State.

George Shannon is a popular storyteller and former children's librarian whose many notable picture books include Tomorrow's Alphabet, Lizard's Guest, and White Is for Blueberry. Shannon's Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!, illustrated by Laura Dronzek, was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book. He lives in Washington State.

Scott Menchin has illustrated several award-winning picture books and lives in New York.

Praise For Chicken Scratches

Both punny and snappy, an apt addition to National Poetry Month.

Charmingly designed with a tactile cover and clever endpapers, this could be a bright addition to poetry collections.