Chicks & Chickens (Hardcover)

By Gail Gibbons

Holiday House, 9780823417001, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2005)
Compact Disc (1/1/2014)
Compact Disc (1/1/2014)
Compact Disc (1/31/2014)

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Domestic chickens are an essential part of the agriculture and food production in America. Gibbons takes a look at how chicken eggs are developed for human consumption and at how fertilized eggs develop into embryos and finally into fuzzy little baby chicks. The behaviour of chicks, hens, and roosters is discussed, and descriptions of the different breeds of chickens across America are provided. Once again Gibbons provides a colourful, accessible account of this familiar, domesticated bird.

About the Author

Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.