About the BookIllustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text invite the reader to count chickens, from one standing guard to ten drooping and dragging their way back to the coop after breaking out for a night of fun.
Chicken Break, a children's picture book from writer Cate Berry and illustrator Charlotte Alder, is simple fun with some wild and crazy chickens...These chickens (ten to be exact) have one mission: to escape the coop and have some wild fun. One by one, the chickens break out. When all ten are out, they let loose! But chickens get tired, and after their wild day, one by one, they head back for some much needed relaxation. Even party animals need some rest. Filled with spunk and spirit, this is a fun and energetic way of engaging young readers to count to ten and from ten to one!
Berry's snappy rhymes (some brilliantly unexpected: Five chickens tippy TIPtoe. / Six chickens incognito) match the frenetic energy of the cunning poultry. But it is Alder's boldly outlined cartoon chickens that steal the show. -KirkusThe raucous tale is delightfully illustrated by Alder with big, colorful drawings showcasing a variety of lovable chickens that readers will want to pick up and hug....Full of wordplay and an extra dose of cuteness, this is a definite first purchase for all children's collections. -School Library Journal
About the Author
Cate Berry lives and writes in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, earning her Picture Book Intensive Certificate in the process. Ms. Berry spent many years as an actress and songwriter before turning to writing. She also loves teaching and offers many classes on writing picture books at The Writing Barn. Although Penguin and Tiny Shrimp will try and convince you otherwise, Cate is an ardent fan of bedtime.Charlotte Alder has been illustrating for eight years. She is particularly well-known for her young and tween girl book cover design and illustrations. Before that, she was Art Director for a popular women's weekly magazine. Some of Charlie's recent publishing clients include: American Girl, Egmont, Hachette, Hinkler, Macmillan, Penguin, Random House, and Scholastic.