Monday, March 15, 2021

"The Chicken Who Loved Books". - a bookwrap



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The Chicken Who Loved Books 

 Authored by Angela Hunt

   Illustrated by Marrieta Gal



* Age:  3-8 years
* Grade Level:  PS-3
* Publisher:  Angela Hunt Communications, Inc.; Illustrated edition 
* Pub. Date:  August 2, 2018
* Hardcover:  34 pages
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This is such a timely and relevant book.   Our modern-day kids spend so much time on computers, with their video games, and glued to tv screens, so much so that the love and importance of the good old fashioned book is being shelved.  

A little red hen exposes this truth to a wonderful little boy who brings his books to their coop and sits reading to them every day.  The chickens are enthralled by the stories and look forward to his daily appearance and the adventures that shares with them through his reading.  

Then one day the boy arrives with a little square box that makes sounds and has actions on it.  He gets so absorbed in his video games that he totally ignores the little flock who want so much to be read to.  Clever little red chicken discovers a way to relate to her human friend that although video games are fun, it's way more fun to read exciting books together.  All her chicken friends unanimously agree. 

The illustrations are wonderful, colourful and of full of expression and action.  This is a delightful story that reminds the reader that books should not be underestimated or abandoned and that they are always fun when shared with others.    I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 

Meet the Author

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who expect the unexpected in novels. With over five million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 150 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to non-fiction books, to novels.

Now that her two children are grown, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards–one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City.

Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.

Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, psychology, unexplained phenomena, chickens, and “just about everything” except sports. Books, she says, have always shaped her life— in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.

Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers in 2019.

Also in 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree. She completed her doctorate in biblical studies in 2008 and her Th.D. in 2015. When she’s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her pets, of course.  She is also an avid photographer, using her photos to help find homes for animals at local rescues.

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