We were bit by the chicken bug about a year ago. I personally believed raising our own would be great for our homeschooling studies with the benefit of having fresh eggs daily. We had no idea that our flock of hens would have grown to become more like pets than livestock. Over time, my children have learned so much about these wonderful avian animals and have formed quite the fascination and love for anything chicken themed including character themed stories.
Below are two books we’ve recently added to our home library. My oldest children (5 & 7) were fans of both of these books. The stories are both different but the message in both is clear not to give up on your dreams. This is a message that I want my kids to take to heart and believe in. Sometimes things don’t come easy but if we work hard we can accomplish big things even if it’s not exactly how we expect to achieve them!
Author: Emma Levey
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Poor Hattie Peck simply loves eggs, but she has only ever laid one egg—and it never hatched. Eggs are all she thinks about, all she dreams about. No egg is too big; no egg is too small. So if she can’t lay another egg, she’s going to have to go out into the world to find one.
Hattie embarks on a journey in search of all the abandoned eggs. She dives to the deepest depths of vast oceans. She soars over gigantic cities and climbs up mountains towering above the clouds. Through gloomy dark caves, deep below the ground, Hattie searches. And she doesn’t find just one egg. There are so many abandoned eggs, just waiting for her to find them!
With her newly gathered eggs in tow, Hattie Peck returns home. Sitting on so many eggs at once is quite the task, but Hattie doesn’t mind. Days and weeks pass, until one day, finally, there’s a Crack! Scratch! Tap! But what will happen when all those eggs hatch together?
Energetic and colorful illustrations fill this story with humor and fun. Kids will take away positive messages about making your dreams come true in unexpected ways. This can also work as an adoption story about unconditional love. With a cute surprise ending, this is sure to make kids laugh and smile.
For more information, visit www.skyhorsepublishing.com
Little Banty Chicken and The Big Dream offers an uplifting, heartfelt message that compliments educational lessons that parents and teachers can utilize to build character, self-esteem, friendship, community health, wellness and nutrition. The book also includes bonus activities to inspire children to identify, share and work together to realize their dreams.
Little Banty Chicken is a story about a little chicken who had a dream that becomes so important that she can see it in her imagination. It is a book that teaches children that their dreams are important and that by sharing them, they can find ways to make them come true.
For more information, visit www.threepebblepress.com
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a free sample or a discount to purchase the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.