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Chickens

A young boy hears a barn dance in the middle of the night. He goes to investigate and discovers a room full of dancing farm animals.

When a truly enormous, gigantic, HUMONGOUS chick pops out of his massive shell, there’s widespread panic among the chickens. He’s too big to be a chick – so what IS he? An elephant? An umbrella? A hippopotamus? As Chicken Big helps out the foolish chickens, their guesses get wilder and wilder until finally they realize the truth and Chicken Big finds his place in the world.

The animals on the Nuthatcher’s farm are tired of eating the same thing every day. One day, the rooster watches a cooking show and learns to make a delicious salsa that stops everyone’s grumbling. This book includes a recipe for Rooster’s Roasted Salsa.
 

The story of five little chicks looking for something to eat.

Can chickens swim or fly or lay golden eggs? Henrietta is tired of life in the cramped chicken coop and is ready for something more. Even though the older chickens laugh at her, she soon inspires them to reach a little bit higher themselves.

Little Red Chicken keeps interrupting Papa when he tries to read her a bedtime story. Will she ever get to sleep?

A book about all the sounds you will hear the animals make on a farm.

Rosie the hen sets out for a walk around the farm, and is trailed by a sly fox. Rosie stays blissfully unaware of the fox, and of the obstacles that she is putting in his path.

The chicken chasing queen of Lamar county has her eye on one big, beautiful, chicken.

Oh no!  The chickens have all started acting like the ladies who raise them. Luckily the ladies have devised a plan…