The Chicken Squad

The Chicken Squad Cover

The Chicken Squad

The First Misadventure

By Doreen Cronin; Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442496767, 112pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2014

Description
They re darling. They re daring. They know their shapes They re chicks on a mission and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition.
Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are not about to spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs. No sir, they re too busy solving mysteries and fighting crime.
So when Squirrel comes barreling into the chicken coop, the chicks know they re about to get a case. But with his poor knowledge of shapes ( Big is not a shape, Squirrel ) and utter fear of whatever it is that's out there, the panicky Squirrel is NO HELP. Good thing these chicks are professionals.
But even professionals get worried. Especially once they see that round, shiny, green, BIG thing in the yard. What if it's a UFO full of aliens who want chickens as pets? It's up to the Chicken Squad to crack a case that just might be out of this world.