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Busy Hen has five little chicks to look after while making sure number six - still an egg- stays warm. The last thing she needs is hairy, scary Fox sniffing about. She is frantic when the other birds warn her that her chicks are in danger, but her five little chicks are a lot braver than she realises! The rollicking rhythmic text is rammed with catchy refrains that beg to be shouted out. Children will love the repeated action words and thinking of new ways to act them out.
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Jez Alborough is the author and illustrator of over 45 books for children. His Eddy and the Bear trilogy (which began with the much loved Where's My Teddy in 1992) has sold nearly four and a half million copies and was made into an award winning animated television series. Duck in the Truck (published in 1999) heralded the start of another bestselling series, this time featuring the irrepressible Duck and his three friends - Frog, Goat and Sheep. There are currently nine books in the Duck series (1.2 million copies sold), including Duck's Key Where Can It Be? which won the Child magazine Best of the Year Award. In 2000 Jez created Hug - a powerful and touching book of only three words about a baby chimpanzee called Bobo who loses his Mom, chosen by Oprah Winfrey for her recommended reading list. Bobo went on to star in two more classics; Tall ( which along with Hug won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award ) and Yes. The series has sold 1.76 million copies.From Booklist:
While Mother Hen is peacefully sitting on her egg, a hairy, scary big bad fox is on the prowl. When Owl and Goose raise the alarm, Mother Hen says “QUICK QUICK QUICK!” and her five chicks scurry inside the chicken hut while she goes “CLICK CLACK CLICK” out the door to have a good look around. Vibrant panels and sunny full-bleed pages render each animal’s body movements as they hop, swoop, cheep, and strut across the page. Dramatic full-page spreads show close-ups of the green-eyed fox with his vivid-orange head squeezed through the door, grinning and snapping his jaws wide in toothy anticipation. In a comical denouement, the clever chicks figure out a way to outsmart the fox. A satisfying head count at the end means all is well as the sixth bright-yellow chick cracks his way out of his egg. Author-illustrator Alborough offers up a fast-moving read-aloud and a fun way for young children to practice counting. Preschool. --Lolly Gepson
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Book Description Doubleday Children's, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110857530305
Book Description Doubleday Children's, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0857530305