The Chicken Thief

The Chicken Thief

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
When a fox carries off a hen from outside a cottage, the other animals--a bear, a rabbit, and a rooster--give chase.

Perseus Publishing
The chase is on! This charming, funny wordless picture book is a road movie for toddlers.

In this wordless story that is both funny and sweet, a fox steals a hen away from her home. Bear, rabbit, and rooster give chase, but in a twist on the usual children's story, this fox is not a villain. Rather, he tenderly holds hen as he runs into the night. A funny and life-affirming story, The Chicken Thief defies expectations, enlivening the mind with its cleverness while going straight for the heart. This intelligent and charming book is great for all ages. A love story, a road movie, and a playful speculation on stereotypes and misconceptions, The Chicken Thief makes for an unforgettable reading experience!

atrice Rodriguez was born in 1969. She received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France, and works today as an illustrator, creating children's books as well as pictures for the press. She lives in France.

Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781592700929
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Rod
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 16 x 27 cm


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Sep 06, 2017

Enjoyable wordless adventure.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Fox steals chicken, but not for the reason we might expect. This is an unusual, charming, and heart-warming story.

Nov 10, 2011

I loved this wordless picture book. Children probably won't get it, but it's adorable.

ivysmudge Nov 24, 2010

Give this book a go, told in the form of pictures it will delight all


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