Monday, February 5, 2018

"Let's Hatch Chicks" - a bookwrap

Any child with an interest in chickens, or any animals really, will be fascinated by today's book!


"Let's Hatch Chicks!"

Authored by Lisa Steele
Illustrated by Perry Taylor

     Age Range: 7 - 10 years
   Grade Level: 2 - 5

Unwrapping some wonderful illustrations

About the book

      This educational book will have kids mesmerized by the miracle of the birth of beautiful, fluffy, baby chicks.   It explains how a mother hen, Violet, who is a Lavender Orpington, prepares for motherhood.  It chronicles the three week incubation period and gives details about what is happening inside the eggs as the baby chicks develop. 

Violet is an excellent mother.  She chooses her nesting box carefully from the others in the coop and is happy with the clean straw bedding that she discovers that will keep her eggs safe. It even has curtains across the front to give her privacy while she lays her eggs.  She is a very faithful and good mother.   She keeps her eggs warm and turns them when needed.  She fusses and keeps a very close watch over each and every one.  

      When the babies finally emerge from their shells Violet is right there to protect and teach them all they need to know so they will be ready to join the rest of the flock.  

I love the fact that the author includes "fun facts" throughout the book the truly are informative.   Here are a few examples:

     "Chickens can see more colors than humans can! This helps them find bugs, seeds, and berries in the grass."

    "Chickens do more than peep, cluck, and crow.  They can make up to thirty different sounds to talk to each other!"

     "A chicken's heart beats about three times as fast as yours."

The illustrations really add to the richness of the text and gives a clear visual understanding of a chicken's life cycle.  The author has provided a glossary of words at the end of the book that is very useful.  She has made the message of the book, practical,  very educational and truly exciting.  I highly recommend this book.  It would be a perfect asset in a classroom and/or a school library.  

Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!!!!!

Where's the missing chick?  Didn't I give 5 hugs?  Oh oh... he flew to the top of the blog to be a rockstar! There's always one in every family.   LOL!  

About the author


          Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of her life, so it's no surprise she has made her name raising her own backyard flock and sharing natural chicken keeping advice. Lisa is also an aspiring herbalist and avid gardener who shares tips on both her award-winning Fresh Eggs Daily blog and Facebook page of the same name. She holds a Maine Master Gardener certification and her popular website has been named one of Better Homes & Gardens Top Ten Gardening Blogs. 

          A regular contributor to such publications as Backyard PoultryHobby Farm, the Farmers Almanac and Chickens magazine, as well as and, Lisa has become the most trusted voice in natural chicken keeping. She has appeared on P. Allen Smith's radio and television programs, NPR, Good Morning Maine and Bill Green's Maine, and is currently hosting her own "chicken lifestyle" television show on Maine's WPME-TV. 

      She is the author of Gardening with ChickensFresh Eggs Daily, and Duck Eggs Daily, and frequently tours the country speaking and signing books at fairs and other venues.

      Lisa and her husband live on a small farm in Maine with a menagerie of chickens, ducks, dogs, and an indoor-outdoor barn cat. In her free time, she enjoys knitting socks, DIY projects and cooking with fresh produce from the garden and fresh eggs from her coop.

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