Catch That Chicken!

Candlewick. Jul. 2020. 32p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781536212686.
PreS-Gr 2–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.
VERDICT Children will enjoy this lively tale of positivity and innovation.

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