By: Laura Gehl

Illustrated by: Sarah Horne

Published: March 1, 2018

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing



Laura Gehl is the author of the popular PEEP AND EGG series. When I saw she had written about getting a chicken as a birthday present I knew I had to read it. My nieces love their chickens and even take them for rides in their “chicken stroller”. Really!


The birthday girl asked her Abuela (grandma) for tickets to the amusement park for her birthday. Instead, Abuela Lola did one better, she got her a chicken for her birthday. Her granddaughter can’t figure out what she is supposed to do with this chicken and doesn’t like all the extra chores it has added like feeding it and gathering eggs. But, she starts to notice this isn’t just any chicken but a very talented chicken who may just get the birthday girl exactly what she wants.


This book is the perfect sort of silliness and fun that all kids will love reading over and over again. The illustrations are vibrant (just like the fantastic cover) and tell more of the story than the words actually do which makes reading even more fun. The little signs that the chicken holds rebuffing the birthday girl’s wishes are the best part!  When she realizes what the chicken has actually done for her is quite amazing.

If your kids are fans of silly books or have a secret wish for a birthday chicken, definitely pick up this book!


Laura Gehl – source

Laura Gehl is the author of the Peep and Egg books and several other picture books, including ONE BIG PAIR OF UNDERWEAR. Laura has four children. She and her family live in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Find out more at LauraGehl.com


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  1. bermudaonion (Kathy) on July 7, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks adorable! I know the perfect kid to give this to.

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