Little Chick (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763628901, 56pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2009
The creators of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling KISS GOOD NIGHT offer a trio of gentle tales about a special intergenerational bond. Little Chick may be a good and patient gardener, as Old-Auntie observes, but what if you simply can't wait for your carrot to grow tall? What if you skip like a pro but still can't lift your kite in the air? Or if you're a really good stretcher but can't reach your favorite star? With affection and humor, Amy Hest offers three vignettes about a curious chick and a loving auntie who knows how to soften disappointments by keeping the spark of wonder alive. And the incomparable Anita Jeram renders Little Chick's gestures and movements with a mastery that captures the spirit of every young child.
About the Author
Amy Hest, a three-time winner of the Christopher Award, is the author of KISS GOOD NIGHT and other stories about Sam and Mrs. Bear, as well as the Baby Duck series and many more award-winning books for children. She lives in New York City.