Coriander the Contrary Hen

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Coriander is a contrary, stubborn hen, with a mind of her own. When she decides to plant herself in the middle of the road causing a chaotic traffic jam of cars, trucks, and buses, Farmer Bucket and Mrs. Bucket can’t get Coriander to budge. Little Fanny Bucket finally uses a bit of reverse psychology to get her way. But will Coriander have the last laugh?

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2007-01-01
BISACS JUV002040, JUV039200, JUV025000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 113075
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed and Starred Reviews

Author: Dori Chaconas

Illustrator: Marsha Gray Carrington


Kirkus Reviews

“A hardheaded hen plumps down in the middle of the road and brings traffic to a screeching halt in this rhythmic rural ruckus. . . Chaconas’ text is paired to hilarious views of a small hen with a big red comb and an even bigger attitude.”
Kirkus Reviews

Library Media Connection

“Children of all ages will delight in this rollicking tale of a very stubborn hen. . .This well-written humorous story will be a wonderful addition to a story hour collection. It’s a great read-aloud certain to be enjoyed by youngsters and adults alike. The colorful and amusing illustrations and lively text combine with plenty of humor to make this book a truly enjoyable and special experience!”
Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“. . .children will be able to relate to her and may even want to talk about their own ‘Coriander days.’”
School Library Journal