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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group (28 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399241965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399241963
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 1 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,374,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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HardCover. Pub the Date: February. 2008 Pages: 32 in Publisher: Penguin Group. (USA) Incorporated. Henrietta's two older sisters love to tease her. When they the try to convince her that she's actually a chicken instead of a little girl. It's pretty hard to believe at first. But the evidence is all there: her legs are kind of yellow. and her toes are kind of long. The feathers she finds beside her bed the next morning settle it. and Henrietta heads off to the farm to find her real family. The chickens welcome her with open wings. and this lovably gullible heroine's joyful acceptance of who she really is will have readers squawking with laughter.

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I love this book, the story and the illustrations are so original and great. My daughter who is six thinks the book is wonderful. Fantastic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Cute, Quirky Story 15 May 2009
By Darena Shopz - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is an adorable, funny story that parents will enjoy reading to their children. It's a story about a little girl and the sisters that tease her into believing she is a chicken.

Very cute story that's very enjoyable to read. The illustrations are cute and quirky.

Recommend to parents of pre-school to kindergarten ages, both girls and boys will enjoy. Gives a great opportunity to explain why you shouldn't tease your siblings.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This charming tale lovingly brings to light what can happen if siblings tease each other needlessly... 22 Sept. 2009
By D. Fowler - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Henrietta's two older sisters Kim and Clare were always teasing her and trying to get her upset. Older sisters are good at that sort of thing, but when they told her a big fib she fell for it. "We have a secret to tell you . . . you're a chicken." At first she didn't believe it, but the more information the girls gave her, the more convincing they sounded. They told her she had long toes like a chicken and yellow legs. Well, they were kinda yellow and she sure did have long toes.

"I am not a chicken.
I am not a chicken.
I am not a chicken."

On and on they went and try as she may, she couldn't shake that feeling that she was really a chicken. In the morning when she got out of bed she saw an egg and two feathers. Kim and Clare did say they plucked her feathers out before she got up. WAAAAAA! She really was a chicken and the only thing she could do was to run away to Barney's farm and home to her family . . . a bunch of chickens. Would she ever realize she was just a little girl again?

This charming tale lovingly brings to light what can happen if siblings tease each other needlessly. This imaginary tale has adorable cartoon-like illustrations that are bright and busy. This tale can be read aloud or read alone by the more advanced young reader. This story, understandably, has been nominated for the Vermont Red Clover Award for the 2009-10 season. It is a children's choice picture book and will be a sure fire hit with any youngster!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fabulous! 10 Jun. 2008
By Kerri Hamblin - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I thought this was the most fabulous and cutest book ever! It not only teaches a lesson for children but it is fun to read. Children and adults alike will love this book. A must for your libray, whether you have children or grandchildren (or older siblings)!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
give me more amato 5 Feb. 2014
By Laurie Switzer - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I cant tell if i like the illustrations or the writing more. this is one of my favorite childrens books of all time. and I have many. the illustrations have grit and character and lots of cool details. same for the story.
One of my favorites 8 Mar. 2013
By SD Shopper - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a favorite of my 4 year old son. Last summer he wanted to read it over and over. He had heard it so many times, he could recite the first several pages by memory. As a parent, this is a fun story to read - if you have siblings, you can really relate. I did give this a four star rather than a five star because as one reviewer pointed out, it does have some words you might not want your child to use ie dumbhead, stupid. However, this gives us parents a chance to explain why we shouldn't use those words - they are hurtful as the story clearly points out. Kids will hear a lot worse as they grow. If parents can teach them the right way and the wrong way to communicate now, it might help later. But that's getting pretty deep into an analysis of a fun little story. Bottom line, read and enjoy.
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