The Chicken Squad (the first misadventure) by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Kevin Cornell
This is a cute, silly early chapter book about a group of young chickens, a squirrel and a dog who are on an adventure to find out what the big and scary thing is that has the squirrel so upset. It is written on a first to third grade reading level. The illustrations are cute and the story is fun to read. I think children will enjoy it.