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The Chicken Squad

Written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Kevin Cornell
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They might be chicks, but they sure aren’t chicken, and they’re on a mission. And on this, their first (mis)adventure “in this delightful spinoff of the J.J. Tully series” (Kirkus Reviews), the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition. Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are not about to spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs. No sir, they’re too busy solving mysteries and fighting crime. So when Squirrel comes barreling into the chicken coop, the chicks know they’re about to get a case. But with his poor knowledge of shapes (“Big” is not a shape, Squirrel!) and utter fear of whatever it is that’s out there, the panicky Squirrel is NO HELP. Good thing these chicks are professionals. But even professionals get worried. Especially once they see that round, shiny, green, BIG thing in the yard. What if it’s a UFO full of aliens who want chickens as pets, or worse, dinner? It’s up to the Chicken Squad to crack a case that just might be out of this world.

What Kind of Book is The Chicken Squad

classic chapter

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Ask your child how the chickens use synonyms, shapes and facts to try to learn what Squirrel saw in the yard.

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B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

As far as intermediate reading level books go (between early reader and chapter), this is one of my favorites! Definitely an easier read, but entertaining and funny the whole time. The big question of this book is what the “big” “scary” thing is in the yard—but it turns out there’s nothing to be afraid of. This book will have you laughing and is fun to read aloud!

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Who Wrote The Chicken Squad

Who Illustrated The Chicken Squad

Kevin Cornell

Kevin Cornell is known for his humor and has illustrated many books, websites, and comics such as The Chicken Squad, Count the Monkeys, The Terrible Two, and Mustache! He spends his time in Philadelphia drawing made-up things.

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Book Details

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Publication Date:
September 29, 2015