Warehouse SALE Three Hens and a Peacock (14)

Three Hens and a Peacock (14)

Three Hens and a Peacock (14)
Item No. 24752
ISBN-13 978-1-56145-726-7
Format Book Farm Bound
Subject Fiction Picture Books Community Humor Animals Jobs Role Reversal Awarded
# of Pages 32
Size 9 1/2" x 11"
Author Laminack, Lester
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Accelerated Reading Quiz# 148103
Accelerated Reading Level 3.3
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Peachtree Publishers
Reading Counts Reading Level 2.3
Date Published 2014
Reviews / Awards Noted YES
Market price: $25.26, Save $24.26
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LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE - Hurry While Supplies Last - - F&P: Level J, Grade 1. Book Reviews and Awards: Mockingbird Award (nominee) ~ Abilene Independent School District 2011-2012. North Carolina Author Awards (nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ~ North Carolina Literary and Historical Association 2011. Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (honor book, Language Arts picture books) ~ Society of School Librarians International 2011. Read Aloud Book Award ~ Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction 2012. Children's Choice Book Awards Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year ~ Children's Book Council 2012. Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (primary) ~ Kansas National Education Association 2012. Ladybug Picture Book Award (nominee) ~ New Hampshire Center for the Book 2012. Storytelling World Resource Awards (winner, Stories for Young Listeners) ~ Storytelling World magazine 2012. Best Children's Books of the Year (starred) ~ Bank Street College of Education 2012. Alabama Camellia Awards (nominee, grades K-1) ~ Alabama Department of Education 2012-2013. Kentucky Bluegrass Awards (Master List, grades K-2) ~ Kentucky Reading Association, Kentucky School Media Association 2013. Children's Choices ~ International Reading Association / Children's Book Council 2012. Delaware Diamonds (nominee, K-2) ~ Diamond State Reading Association 2012-2013. Young Hoosier Book Award (nominee, picture book) ~ Association for Indiana Media Educators 2013-2014. Show Me Readers Award (nominee) ~ Missouri Association of School Librarians 2013-2014. Treasure State Award (nominee) ~ Montana State Reading Council 2013. Nevada Young Readers' Award (nominee, Picture Book Category) ~ Nevada Library Association 2014. South Carolina Picture Book Award (nominee) ~ South Carolina Association of School Librarians 2013-2014. Prairie Bud Children's Book Award (nominee) ~ South Dakota Library Association, South Dakota Reading Council, South Dakota State Library, South Dakota Elementary School Princ 2013-2014. Golden Sower Award (nominee, primary) ~ Nebraska Library Association 2014-2015. "...What might have been an ordinary be-yourself story is enhanced by Laminack's (Snow Day!) surprisingly thoughtful storytelling...Laminack characterizes the hens with a fine ear for their Golden Girls outrage...the illustrations go for big guffaws and slapstick instead, and largely succeed...effectively keeping the book from feeling message-heavy." ~ Publishers Weekly. "...frenetically posing chickens will inspire giggles...Good farm fun." ~ Kirkus Reviews. "...Laminack's storytelling is brisk, and Cole's cartoon illustrations are vivid and comical..." ~ Booklist. "...A delightful choice for schools and public libraries..." ~ School Library Journal. "...Popular author Lester L. Laminack has created a comical look at what happens when we underestimate the value of others' work. Henry Cole's delightful illustrations heighten the story's humor and will have readers of all ages laughing out loud..." ~ Midwest Book Review. "...Cole's watercolor and ink illustrations are eye-catching and will appeal to readers and listeners alike..." ~ Savannah Morning News, online edition. "The gentle lesson about discovering your own strengths is accompanied by bright, eye-catching illustrations and slapstick humor." ~ San Diego Union-Tribune. "...a beautifully illustrated contemporary fable for pre-schoolers and early elementary age children. The fable centers on wanting what others have and using your own talents to make a contribution." ~ Grand Forks Herald online. "The sprightly story by Lester Laminack with illustrations by Henry Cole effectively makes the point that comparisons and jealousy drain the pleasure out of life by making us chase after imagined freedom, fame, and ease. In the end, both the hens and the peacock come to a fresh respect for what they do. Being grateful for who you are and what you can do is the beginning of wisdom." ~ Spirituality and Practice. "The message for this book is a really good one and is one that children should be exposed to." ~ My Kingdom for a Book blog. "Illustrations superbly capture the animal antics!" ~ Children's Book a Day blog. Laminack and Cole's hilarious book reveals what happens when some foolish farm animals decide to trade roles-and discover just how hard it is to do someone else's job. The Tuckers' farm is a peaceful place: cows chew their cud, hens lay their eggs, and the old hound rests on the porch. Everyone has a job and no one complains. That is, until a hapless peacock suddenly falls off the back of a passing truck and stirs things up. Soon, customers are flocking to the farm to see what all the fuss is about, and business is booming. But the hens don't like the newcomer getting attention while they stay cooped up doing all the hard work. The wise old hound sees the problem and helps his feathered friends orchestrate a job swap. What follows is the hilarious tale of three hens who get in way over their feathered heads, and one very distressed peacock who just can't figure out how to lay an egg. Popular author Lester L. Laminack has created a comical look at what happens when we underestimate the value of others' work. Henry Cole's delightful illustrations heighten the story's humor and will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.