Chico the Brave (Hardcover)
Nancy Paulsen Books, 9780399256363, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2012
A shy chick finds the courage to soar
Chico is afraid of everything, even his own shadow. His dad tries to bolster his confidence by telling him about the legendary Golden Chicken, but Chico doesn't believe anyone could be that brave. So he sets off into the mountains to find the Golden Chicken, certain that the heroic bird will give him advice. Instead, his quest leads him to something he definitely wasn't seeking--an adventure! Before he knows it, he's soaring through the sky to the very place where a courageous hero is most needed--his own hometown, where the dreaded Llama Llama Gang is turning things upside down.
Readers will get a hoot out of this little hero who saves the day!
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Praise For Chico the Brave…
"Full of visual puns. . . . The bright colors complement the cartoon characters, from Chico's conical beak and spindly legs to the llamas' woolly coats. . . . Endpapers of Peruvian weavings also lend the opportunity for cultural conversation."
-School Library Journal
"Blithely absurd story and illustrations. . . . Chico is a sympathetic little guy . . . underdogs will cheer at his triumph. . . . Amusing details in the vibrant acrylic and black pencil illustrations . . . further ratchet up the silliness. . . . Kids will chuckle at this chick's accidentally discovered audacity."
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children���s Books