It is time for Dora the hen to feed her six chicks, but they are nowhere to be seen. Who's that following Penny Pig's piglets, and who's that about to jump into the pond after Doffy Duck's ducklings? One by one, Dora rounds up her chicks, but there is still one missing. Where can it be?
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Jane Chapman has worked as a portrait painter and has also designed toys. She has illustrated Smudge, Dora's Eggs, and The Crunching, Munching Caterpillar for Tiger Tales. Jane is married to illustrator Tim Warnes. They live in England with their son.
Julie Sykes has written several books for Tiger Tales, including all the books in the Little Tiger series and Smudge. When she's not writing, Julie enjoys reading, swimming, and horseback riding. She lives in England with her husband and two children.
PreSchool-A fat, white hen, first introduced in Dora's Eggs (Little Tiger, 1997), leaves the nest "for a minute" to find breakfast for her six chicks, and when she returns they are gone. She scours the farmyard and discovers one or more of them with other animals. Dora reclaims her brood and explains that chickens do not eat the way pigs, ducks, horses, or birds do. However, children unfamiliar with barnyard animals will not understand what is happening. For example, the piglets are not shown nursing even though Dora explains that that is how Penny Pig feeds her babies. The math is too complicated for preschoolers. While the illustrations are large and bright, the animals are not expressive and Dora and the chicks are an unusual looking flock with thick, feathered legs. For counting and finding animals, Charlotte Pomerantz's One Duck, Another Duck or Nancy Tafuri's Have You Seen My Duckling? (both Greenwillow, 1984) can't be beat, and there are many other farm-animal books from which to choose.
Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL
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Book Description Little Tiger Press 2003-01-31, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 185430772X. Bookseller Inventory # Z185430772XZN
Book Description Little Tiger Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 185430772X. Bookseller Inventory # Z185430772XZN