Monday, June 15, 2015
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones ( Author), Katie Kath (Illustrator)
This is a cute, funny book for kids ages 8 to 14. Twelve year old Sophie has moved with her parents to her uncle's farm and along with the farm, they inherited his unusual chickens. Sophie writes letters explaining how things are going to her deceased abuela, as well as to her deceased uncle and to the Redwood Farm Supply, whose flyer Sophie has found in the barn. Along with the helpful mailman, George and a nice neighbor boy, Sophie rounds up the unusual chickens and the librarian helps her find books about how to care for them. She also receives poorly typed replies to her letters to the farm supply company from a woman named Agnes, who sends her chicken raising lessons. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.