Little Chick by Amy Hest
Illustrated by Anita Jeram
Genre: Children’s Picture Book – 3-in-1
Pages: 56 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: February 24th 2009
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Little Chick may be a good and patient gardener, as Old-Auntie observes, but what if you simply can’t wait for your carrot to grow tall? What if you skip like a pro but still can’t lift your kite in the air? Or if you’re a really good stretcher but can’t reach your favorite star? With affection and humor, Amy Hest offers three vignettes about a curious chick and a loving auntie who knows how to soften disappointments by keeping the spark of wonder alive. And the incomparable Anita Jeram renders Little Chick’s gestures and movements with a mastery that captures the spirit of every young child.
Already I have shared how much we enjoy Anita Jeram‘s illustrations and they are especially good in these three Little Chick stories. The font used is large and clear and just great for reading over a little shoulder in your lap. All three stories are snuggle worthy. I love all-in-one omnibus editions!
Now, as of 2012 you can also find these great stories in board book formats. 🙂
*Thanks to Candlewick Press for providing a copy for review.*
Amy Hest, a three-time winner of the Christopher Award, is the author of KISS GOOD NIGHT and other stories about Sam and Mrs. Bear, as well as the Baby Duck series and many more award-winning books for children. She lives in New York City.