This is one of my favorite books to read to my Pre-k – Kindergarten students. People constantly underestimate young children’s abilities, and in this case? Big chickens underestimate chicks, until they find out just how smart a little chick can be.
Every morning, Hen takes her three chicks, Big Chick, Middle Chick and Little Chick to go eat sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs. Until one day, when a dog, tied up near the garden, barks at them as they head to the garden. Hen decides they better go back home and eat chicken feed, but the chicks don’t want chicken feed. Big Chick tries to reason with the big dog. The dog barks, and Big Chick runs under his mother’s wing. The same happens with Middle Chick. Then, Little Chick, the hero of our story, realizes that if he makes the dog run around the tree, the dog will tie himself up. So, Little Chick runs, tippy-toe, tippy-toe, around the tree with the big dog chasing him until the dog ties himself up. Little Chick leads his family past the dog to the garden for sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs.
A great, fun read for all your small, clever chicks.