A hungry chicken (who thinks he’s a flamingo) and a quick-thinking worm set off on a madcap adventure and forge an unlikely friendship.
Rosie has lost her baby chick. She looks under the hen house. She looks behind the wheelbarrow. But little baby chick isn’t there. But watch out Rosie! There’s someone following you, and it’s not just your baby chick!
No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, a hen glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild–and to hatch an egg of her own.
When a fox tricks a dog into abandoning his post at the hen house in order to get rid of his fleas, the dog discovers his error and returns the favor.
When Chickerella’s new step mother and step sisters, Ovumelda and Cholestera, move in, life in the chicken coop takes a turn for the worst. Forced to cook and clean for her new family, Chickerells won’t even be able to attend the Fowl Ball, that is, until her Fairy Goosemother appears. The unusually stylish Chickerella dazzles the prince in her eggsquisite gown but at the stroke of midnight, she must race home before the spell is over. Will the prince ever be able to find his love? Only a glass egg remains a clue to her identity.
Henrietta has big dreams for a little chicken: learning to sing, to swim, to fly, and, most important of all, to lay golden eggs. Even when her three thousand, three hundred thirty-three fellow inmates in the old henhouse laugh at her ambitions, Henrietta holds fast, practicing day and night. Whether Henrietta achieves her dreams is debatable, but through her persistence and her resolute belief in herself, she does manage to change the lives of everyone in the henhouse for the better.
More than anything, Amina wants to lose her loose tooth while visiting her family in Mali, West Africa. Only then can she put it under a gourd for the African tooth fairy, who will exchange it for two chickens! Happily this happens, and even better, the chickens lay eggs. But will the eggs hatch before it’s time to return home to America? In this fresh, spontaneous story that is infused with close family warmth, Penda June Diakité joins forces with her award-winning author/artist father to give a charming peek at everyday life in Mali.
Even though they promise not to leave the den when their mother goes out hunting for a chicken for supper five little foxes are unable to resist going outside to play in the dark.
Shikari Shambu is a bumbling animal hunter who relies on sheer luck and coincidence to catch dangerous creatures, yet manages to convince the rest of the world of his great skill and valor.
Apollo is a flexible dog who can change his shape to look like the numbers one to ten and who sometimes eats too many bones.