Chicken Dance by Tammi Sauer


Chicken Dance by Tammi Sauer

Meet Marge and Lola, chickens on a mission: to win tickets for the Elvis Poultry Show! But their toughest competition is a pack of menacing ducks. Can our two feisty chicks show those quackers how to rock the barnyard? Tammi Sauer and Dan Santat have whipped up a giddy, goofy romp where cows fly over the moon, ducks surf in a water trough, and one very familiar-looking rooster gets all shook up!


The zippy narrative features punchy dialogue and witty interactions; creative wordplay abounds ( Let's bawk and roll! ). Droll delivery soars high, advancing the story line to its playful conclusion. Santat's rich ink-and-acrylic designs provide a humorous context through animated expressions . . . Utilizing shadow and depth, warm colors provide the backgrounds for the energetic antics. Fly the coop to enjoy this hilarious adventure.

With snappy banter...and tightly constructed storytelling, Sauer ( Cowboy Camp) pulls off the neat trick of both embracing and spoofing the against-all-odds genre. Totally in sync with his collaborator, Santat's . . . sculptural, mixed media pictures exude an old-fashioned, theatrical drama that lifts the many jokes visual and textual into sublime silliness.

About the Author

Tammi Sauer is the author of the bestselling Cowboy Camp (9781454913894). She's an active blogger ( and is highly involved in the children's writer community. Tammi has worked as a teacher and library media specialist and lives with her husband and their two children. Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of Sidekicks and The Guild of Geniuses (Arthur A Levine Books), which was a Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Selection and won the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Bronze Medal for Book Illustration. He won the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World), written by Mac Barnett (Disney-Hyperion). In addition, Dan illustrated Rhea Perlman's Otto Undercover series (Katherine Tegan Books/HarperCollins) and The Secret Life of Walter Kitty, written by Barbara Jean Hicks (Knopf Books for Young Readers). He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit The Replacements. Find out more at

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40 pages
Interest Age: Aged 4 to 7


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Publication date

15th October 2015



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