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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.

Bridget is a hen who likes to be different. Every day she lays her brown speckled egg in a special place and every day Angus has to hunt high and low for it. One day Angus can’t find Bridget’s egg anywhere, nor can he find Bridget!

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.

Hedgie, the hedgehog, helps Henny, the speckled hen, trick the Tomten who has been eating all of Henny’s eggs for breakfast.

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.

John wants to be a preacher when he grows up- a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action.
But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm’s flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice.