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

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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.



About the Author
Doreen Cronin worked as a attorney before writing her first book, Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type which won a Caldecott Honor. Since then she has written over 20 books for children. Born in Queens and raised in Long Island, Doreen now lives in Brooklyn with her two children.

Kevin Cornell's secret spy headquarters are located in Philadelphia. He has successfully accomplished several thrilling missions, including illustrating "Mustache!" and "Count The Monkeys" by Mac Barnett, "The Chicken Squad" by Doreen Cronin, and "Lulu's Mysterious Mission" by Judith Viorst. Leave a coded message for him at KevSkinRug.com!
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