for Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!
by George Shannon
and Laura Dronzek
Hen and her chicks go to the garden every morning for their favorite treat, “sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs.” But one morning, a dog is blocking their way. Pragmatic Hen says they’ll have to skip the garden that day, but the three chicks protest: “We’re hungry! You PROMISED! We DID our chores!” Each chick tries to get Dog to let them by. Dog frightens Big Chick and Middle Chick away. It’s tiny Little Chick, a curious, free-spirited soul, who has the brains and nerve to get dog tied up in a tangle. George Shannon’s delightfully told story is further enlivened by Laura Dronzek’s wonderful acrylic illustrations that are funny and endearing, and display masterful use of space. Honor Book, 2004 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 2–5)
CCBC Choices 2004 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004. Used with permission.
There is a big grumpy dog blocking the way to the garden! What can Hen and her three chicks do? The sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs (this family's favorite treat) are in the garden. And Hen and her chicks are Hungry!
Hen, Big Chick, and Middle Chick are no match for Dog. And Little Chick? Well, Little Chick is too little. Or is she?
When you are small, you can also be brave and fast and resourceful, and -- as Little Chick discovers -- sometimes your family depends on you!
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.