Little Chick by Amy Hest


Little Chick by Amy Hest

How Little Chick longs for her carrot to grow tall, for her kite to fly high, to be able to reach up and take her star from the sky. But her carrot is small, her kite bobs along on the ground and she can't stretch up far enough to touch her star. Sometimes things just don't turn out quite the way you want them to. But, as Old-Auntie shows Little Chick, there is just as much wonder in things that are small and far away - if you only look!


This Easter there is only one chick worthy of the spotlight. He has enough attitude to need no back-up vocal chords The Observer Amy Hest and Anita Jeram are queens of cute and their thoughtful, delicately drawn Little Chick is utterly adorable as it captures the vulnerability and naivety of extreme youth. One for mother and grandmother hens to read and re-read with our own chicks of 2+. The Times Reassuring, gentle and nourishing...Jeram's watercolours are delightful and the expressive chick is utterly endearing. The Sunday Times Delightful..Enchanting

About the Author

Amy Hest

Amy Hest was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She is the author of more than thirty books for young readers including When Jessie Came Across the Sea, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, and Kiss Good Night, Sam, a New York Times bestseller. She is a three-time winner of the Christopher Medal and winner of the Boston Glove-Book Award. She lives in New York. Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice in Wonderland. Her most recent picture book was the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Burningham. Helen lives in London, NW2.

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56 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

1st March 2010



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