Chicken Dance

Chicken Dance Cover

Chicken Dance

By Tammi Sauer; Dan Santat (Illustrator)

Sterling, Hardcover, 9781402753664, 36pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

Meet Marge and Lola, chickens on a mission: to win tickets for the Elvis Poultry Show But their toughest competitiona pack of menacing duckssneers that all a chicken can do is bawk, flap, and shake. Can our two feisty chicks show those quackers how to rock n roll the barnyard?Tammi Sauer and Dan Santat have whipped up a giddy, goofy romp where cows fly over the moon, ducks surf in a water trough, and one very familiar-looking rooster gets all shook up

About the Author
Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is the author of many popular picture books, including Nugget and Fang, illustrated by Michael Slack, and Princess in Training, illustrated by Joe Berger. She lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. Visit her website at

Dan Santat, the author and illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses. He's also developing his own animated television show.

Praise For Chicken Dance

"The zippy narrative features punchy dialogue and witty interactions; creative wordplay abounds ("Let's bawk and roll!"). Droll delivery soars high, advancing the story line to its playful conclusion. Santat's rich ink-and-acrylic designs provide a humorous context through animated expressions... Utilizing shadow and depth, warm colors provide the backgrounds for the energetic antics. Fly the coop to enjoy this hilarious adventure." -- Kirkus Reviews  "With snappy banter...and tightly constructed storytelling, Sauer (Cowboy Camp) pulls off the neat trick of both embracing and spoofing the against-all-odds genre. Totally in sync with his collaborator, Santat's...sculptural, mixed media pictures exude an old-fashioned, theatrical drama that lifts the many jokesvisual and textualinto sublime silliness." -- Publishers Weekly