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About The Book
Little Chick just wants to belong, but the bullies of the barnyard—Little Donkey, Little Pig, and Little Sheep—won’t let him play in their tree house because he is a chicken, and chickens are not strong and brave. Little Chick sees their point: What have chickens done besides invent the chicken dance and cross the road? But when his father shows Little Chick the family photo album, he learns something HUGE: He is related to the gigantic and ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex!
Armed with this new knowledge, Little Chick returns to the tree house just in time to rescue the bullies from a scary wolf—and prove that strength and bravery have nothing to do with size.
About The Illustrator
Daniel Jennewein is the illustrator of several picture books for children, including Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?, written by Audrey Vernick, and Chick-O-Saurus, written by his wife, Lenore. His wife, writing as Lenore Appelhans, is also the author of the teen novel Level 2. They live in Frankfurt, Germany, with their three cats. Visit Daniel at DanielJennewein.com.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2013)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442451865
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® AD640L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
"Daniel Jennewein’s bold outlines and expressive animals make this simple story, with its interesting DNA fact, into an entertaining, good-hearted romp."
– The New York Times Book Review
"Dinosaur-loving youngsters will warm to Little Chick, whose courage has nothing to do with his size."
– School Library Journal
"Full of energy and humor, the bold digital artwork creates cartoonlike effects with black, expressive lines and flat colors. The story is satisfying as well."
Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
- Irma S Black Finalist (Bank Street)
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High Resolution Images
- Book Cover Image (jpg): Chick-o-Saurus Rex Hardcover 9781442451865(2.3 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Lenore Jennewein Photograph © Vania Stoyanova, VLC Photo(0.1 MB)
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