Chicken in the Kitchen
Written by Nnedi Okorafor
Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Lovereading4kids Price £7.19
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Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi OkoraforWhat would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a hilarious adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the nature spirit that lives in the wooden walls of her house a help or a hindrance? Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe? Most importantly, will Anyaugo be able to save the food her aunties have cooked for the New Yam Festival the next day? World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor provides us with a hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
; 'This dazzling picturebook...invites young readers into the story with its glorious colour, its flamboyant design and exuberant characters. A delight.
; 'Bold designs, brilliant colours, humour, lively characterisation all combine to create a picture book that jumps off the shelf.
; 'What a joy to experience! Nnedi Okorafor has written a gem of a picture book full of playful mystery, laughs and Nigerian magic. The story awakens readers in the night and then it takes them on a journey to arrive at another surprise by morning. Figuring out the giant chicken in the kitchen is a game readers will enjoy.
-winning illustrator.; 'An enchanting, evocatively illustrated adventure that will capture the imaginations of young and old alike; more, please!
-winning author of The Tribe series.; 'Chicken in the Kitchen introduces the reader to an enchanting world in which there is a magical chicken, a nature spirit and a pretty courageous little girl. An absolute joy to read.
; 'Chicken in the Kitchen, Nnedi Okorafor's first picture book, reflects her talent for intrigue, her Nigerian roots and her Igbo heritage. I highly recommend this book. It provides lessons to be learned about friendship, following directions, respect, responsibility, and courage.
.D., Africa Access Review; 'My little boy wanted me to read it three times in a row. So yeah, I think my kids are in agreement on this: Five Stars.
, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Goodreads.
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Interest Age: 4 - 8 years old
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12th October 2015
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