Six Little Chicks by Jez Alborough

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A perfect Easter treat. The rollicking rhythmic text in this story is rammed with catchy refrains that beg to be shouted out. Children will love the repeated action words and thinking of new ways to act them out.


Six Little Chicks by Jez Alborough

Busy Hen has five little chicks to look after while making sure number six - still an egg- stays warm. The last thing she needs is hairy, scary Fox sniffing about. She is frantic when the other birds warn her that her chicks are in danger, but her five little chicks are a lot braver than she realises!

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Dramatic and funny ... it's a winner for children aged 2+ -- Amanda Craig

This charming, heart-warming tale will delight children, as it is full of bright artwork telling us about the funny, energy-fuelled story of six courageous chicks South Wales Evening Post 20120323 Jez Alborough gives Chick Lit a good name ... The book has a bright, jolly and yet predatory feel. The chicks are intensely yellow and the fox has fearsome green eyes - dreaming of a snappy Easter -- Kate Kellaway

Beautiful illustrations and a bouncy, rhyming text -- Sarah Kingsford Sunday Express 20120408 This beautifully illustrated, rhyming tale uses repetition of words and movements that small children will love to mimic Booktrust

About the Author

Jez Alborough

Jez Alborough was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey in 1959. As a young boy he was always very creative but it was not until a guest bought him a box of crisp white paper, some pencils and a rubber that he expressed his creativity in drawing. As Jez says "It was an act of support and encouragement which I have never forgotten. The identity of this guest remains to this day a mystery. I like to think he was my guardian angel."

Jez is very much in demand for storytelling events for children, as well as speaking about his work to librarians and teachers.

He lives in London with his wife and enjoys playing the guitar and walking along the river.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5 To 5


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Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st March 2012




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