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Catch That Chicken!



by
Atinuke
illustrated by
Angela Brooksbank

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536212686
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Lami is the best chicken catcher in the whole village. Her sister may be speedy at spelling, her friend fast at braiding hair, and her brother brave with bulls, but when it comes to chickens, nobody is faster or braver than Lami. That is, until the day when Lami chases a little too fast, up the baobab tree, and reaches a little too far… Ow! How can she catch chickens with an ankle that’s puffed up like an angry lizard? Could it be, as Nana Nadia says, that quick thinking is more important than quick running?

Award-winning author Atinuke celebrates Nigerian village life in a story vibrantly illustrated by Angela Brooksbank with a universal message at its heart.

Full-color illustrations were done in mixed media.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

11" x 9 2/3"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2020

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Chickens. Villages. Village life. Injuries. Problem solving. West Africa. 


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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Lami is the best chicken catcher in her village. One day in her haste and ­bravery, Lami chases a chicken right up a baobab tree, but loses her footing and falls, spraining her ankle. With advice from her grandmother to use quick thinking rather than quick chasing, Lami remains the best chicken catcher in the village. Set in a beautiful Nigerian village, this tale highlights the ingenuity of children in a humorous and lively manner. Many valuable lessons are embedded into the narrative, and readers will be inspired by Lami’s resilience. The illustrations, created with mixed media, are cheerfully colorful and alluring in their detail. Children will enjoy this lively tale of positivity and innovation.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Lami is the best chicken catcher in her village. One day in her haste and ­bravery, Lami chases a chicken right up a baobab tree, but loses her footing and falls, spraining her ankle. With advice from her grandmother to use quick thinking rather than quick chasing, Lami remains the best chicken catcher in the village. Set in a beautiful Nigerian village, this tale highlights the ingenuity of children in a humorous and lively manner. Many valuable lessons are embedded into the narrative, and readers will be inspired by Lami’s resilience. The illustrations, created with mixed media, are cheerfully colorful and alluring in their detail. Children will enjoy this lively tale of positivity and innovation.

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