Mr. Watson’s Chickens

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Mr. Watson and his partner, Mr. Nelson, live in a big house with a tiny yard. They have some pets, too: two dogs and three cats and some chickens. Mr. Watson loves his chickens and, every morning, counts them. But chickens lay eggs, and eggs hatch, and soon the number of chickens grows and grows. It isn’t long before they have 456 chickens. Yup, 456 chickens in a tiny yard, so the chickens move into the house and soon they are everywhere in the house. Everywhere. And chickens are not quiet. They make a LOT of noise. Mr. Nelson tells Mr. Watson that he has to do something with all those chickens. But 456 chickens is not a small problem! What to do?

Jarrett Dapier has written a fun story that little ones will love listening to (especially if the reader makes good chicken sounds). The writing is silly and filled with rhythm and repetition that will keep youngsters engaged. But the real star of this picture book is the illustrations by Andrea Tsurumi. The pages are filled with rib-tickling details as chickens play instruments, ride carnival rides, and sing. Don’t miss this fun picture book.

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Author Jarrett Dapier
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Chronicle Books
Publish Date 05-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781452177144 Buy this Book
Issue February 2022
Category Children's