Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup
By Jean Van Leeuwen
Illustrator David Gavril
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2009
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 8 34 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 0-8109-8326-5
  • EAN: 9780810983267
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: 32 pages of full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: WENG ex UK

Rumor has it that Mrs. Farmer is making chicken soup, so the chickens are on the run—except for poor Little Chickie, who has a bad cold. No matter where she hides—the hayloft, a milk pail, or the sheep pen—her sneezes give her away. She is sure to be found soon!

The unbeatable mother-son team of award-winning and bestselling author Jean Van Leeuwen, whose Oliver and Amanda Pig books are a children’s literature staple, and her son, up-and-coming illustrator David Gavril (Penelope Nuthatch and the Big Surprise), have created a charming picture book very much in the spirit of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.

F&P level: K

F&P genre: F

About the author

Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than fifty books for children. Her Oliver and Amanda Pig easy-to-read series, launched in 1979, is still growing. Her recent picture book, Benny and Beautiful Baby Delilah (Dial, 2006) received a starred review in School Library Journal. She lives in Chappaqua,New York. David Gavril is the author and illustrator of Penelope Nuthatch and the Big Surprise, about which Booklist says, “The cleanlined, bright pictures highlight the action and humor.” He lives in Brooklyn, New York.