Chicken in the Kitchen

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What 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 fun-filled adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe? More importantly, will Anyaugo be able to save the food for the New Yam Festival the next day?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-91137-315-5
$17.99 $13.49
978-1-91137-305-6
$26.99 $20.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-09-01
BISACS JUV000000, JUV012020, JUV030010
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 560
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192421
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Awards

  • We're the People Summer Reading List, Winner, 2018

Reviews

School Library Journal

“A sweet and satisfying story set in Nigeria that may inspire readers to learn more about the New Yam Festival and masquerades. A recommended general purchase for all libraries.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“The big, bold, and sometimes almost three-dimensional illustrations maintain a folk-art feel while still feeling modern. . . . An unusual, but quite gregarious, offering.”—Booklist

Publishers Weekly

“[A] boisterous story of things that go bump in the night . . .”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Okorafor leaps into the world of picture books in a most unforgettable way with this playful, fascinating tale.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Mehrdokht Amini

Mehrdokht Amini is an Iranian-born children's book illustrator. She has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal and been invited to participate in the prestigious Bratislava Biennial of Illustrations. She lives in the UK.

Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is a multi-award winning author born in the United States to Nigerian parents. Her children's books have won the Macmillan Writers' Prize for Africa and the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature.