Little Chick (Hardcover)

By Amy Hest, Anita Jeram (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763628901, 56pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (2/14/2012)

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


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.

Anita Jeram, the illustrator of the award-winning Sam and Mrs. Bear books, is also the illustrator of the runaway classic Guess How Much I Love You and You’re All My Favorites, both by Sam McBratney. She lives in Northern Ireland.

Praise For Little Chick

Hest's light humor and Jeram's visual charm work as harmoniously together as Little Chick and Old-Auntie themselves.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Effused with affection and wisdom, this thoughtful collection of stories about a very special relationship is certain to be shared and shared again.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Gentle, affectionate, and child-centered with some lovely turns of phrase and on-target dialogue…From the green-checked endpapers to the blue-washed star-filled sky on the final spread, Little Chick is a joy to behold and will find a treasured place in most collections.
—School Library Journal (starred review)