Sonya's Chickens

Sonya's Chickens

Picture Book - 2015
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Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. She feeds them, shelters them and loves them. Everywhere Sonya goes, her chicks are peeping at her heels. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a wonderful gift: an egg! One night, Sonya hears noises coming from the chicken coop and discovers that one of her hens has disappeared. Where did the hen go? What happened to her? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interconnectedness of nature and the true joys and sorrows of caring for another creature.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Tundra Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781770497894
Branch Call Number: JP WAHL
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm


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May 06, 2018

A beautifully illustrated story in which Sonya learns one of life's sad but important lessons.

Jun 24, 2017

Finally, a children's story about empathy for animals that discusses animals as they actually behave, not how we pretend they do (e.g. cute, for our entertainment).

ArapahoeBetsy Oct 21, 2016

Her dad has the difficult task of explaining to Phoebe why a fox would attack one of her chickens. Rich, colorful illustrations create a safe and comforting world from which to look at the circle of life. I particularly liked that the story ends on a happy and more hopeful note. Good choice for a child who is beginning to have questions about death.


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