Little Chick’s mother is all cluck and no action. Mama knows her old nest isn’t the cozy home she and her brood need. But whenever she vows to start building a new house, she’s distracted—by sweety-meaty worms, crunchy-munchy crickets, or picky-pecky corn. Luckily, her Little Chick is an industrious sort. While the rest of his family are stuffing themselves silly, he’s quietly working, bit by bit, day by day.
Janice N. Harrington’s retelling of a little-known Central African story is perfectly matched with Brian Pinkney’s jazzy depiction of a can-do little critter.
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Janice N. Harrington received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her first picture book, Going North, and a Parents’ Choice Award for The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.
Brian Pinkney's awards include two Caldecott Honors, four Coretta Scott King Honors and a Coretta Scott King Award, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. He is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, written by his wife, Andrea Pinkney. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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