Little Chicken's Big Day

Illustrated by Katie Davis
LIST PRICE $14.99

About The Book

"I hear you cluckin', Big Chicken!" That's the simple refrain that Little Chicken repeats to his mama throughout a typical day. But Little Chicken can be distractable . . . and when he wanders off and gets lost, the day becomes anything but typical. With subtlety and humor, this sweet little story sweeps through a wide range emotions using the simplest of language.

From husband and wife team Katie and Jerry Davis, this is a little book with a huge heart. The perfectly minimal illustrations and spare text belie the enormous message at its core: that with family, help is always just a cluck away.

About The Authors

Jerry Davis has devoted his career to producing family entertainment. He produced new musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House and four successful off-Broadway shows. With the renaissance of animated movies, Davis began producing animated feature-length films, and has been involved with many acclaimed films including Pixar’s TOY STORY. Davis, a graduate of Vassar College, is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Credit: Lisa Bousquet

Katie Davis is the author/illustrator of seven previous picture books, including Who Hops?, and Kindergarten Rocks! (which the Department of Education in Georgia gave to every incoming kindergartner in the state). Her novel, The Curse of Addy McMahon (Greenwillow, 2008), is a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year.  Katie is also a regular guest on Good Morning Ct. (on ABC affiliate WTNH), recommending great books for children.

About The Illustrators

Credit: Lisa Bousquet

Katie Davis is the author/illustrator of seven previous picture books, including Who Hops?, and Kindergarten Rocks! (which the Department of Education in Georgia gave to every incoming kindergartner in the state). Her novel, The Curse of Addy McMahon (Greenwillow, 2008), is a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year.  Katie is also a regular guest on Good Morning Ct. (on ABC affiliate WTNH), recommending great books for children.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (April 19, 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442414013
  • Grades: P - P
  • Ages: 1 - 4

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Raves and Reviews

*With minimal text, simple lines and shapings, and just the right amount of emotional heft, this book is perfect for the age group (and parents will love it, too). Though not a lot goes on, every bit of it is relevant to a child’s day, and it’s especially engaging when the activities are done by such appealing characters set against expanses of white and saturated pages of blue or green. Utterly simple and utterly adorable.--BOOKLIST, March 15, 2011, *STAR

"The Davis team boldly plays with the use of white space (or sometimes blue or green) and strong black lines to propel the visual storytelling. Proportions and angles change as the story progresses to reflect Little Chicken’s understanding and appreciation of his mother’s watchful words. Be sure to share with willful toddlers and rambunctious preschoolers—they will easily relate to Little Chicken." - KIRKUS, April 1, 2011

Awards and Honors

  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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