Chicks and Salsa

by Aaron Reynolds (Author) Paulette Bogan (Illustrator)

Chicks and Salsa
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

With whimsical illustrations by Paulette Bogan, Aaron Reynolds has created a hilarious picture book about one rooster's quest for culinary delight.

What happens at Nuthatcher Farm when the chickens get tired of the same old chicken feed? The rooster hatches a plan, of course! With a pinch of genius, a dash of resourcefulness, and a little pilfering from the farmer's garden, the chickens whip up a scrumptious snack of chips and salsa. When the rest of the barnyard gets a whiff of the spicy smells and want to join in, it can mean only one thing . . . FIESTA! But when the big day arrives, all their spicy southwestern supplies are gone! It seems that Mr. and Mrs. Nuthatcher have caught on to the flavor craze as well, and the only thing left for the animals to do is to try a new culinary style-ooh la la!


Review quotes

"Reynolds punctuates his wry, snappy text with the kind of knowing, running jokes that kids love, while Bogan's fiesta-bright comic watercolors evoke the spirit of vintage Warner Bros. animation (astute readers will also note that the barnyard mice seem to be the suppliers of the harder-to-find ingredients)." —Publishers Weekly

"Bogan's big cartoon scenes capture the increasing excitement, as well as the general bliss brought on by plenty of pre-fiesta snacking." —Kirkus Reviews

"This story is a fun read, with a refrain and a smooth pattern. Bogan's humorous illustrations keep the action moving, and the pages are filled with saturated color and energy. A definite purchase for any library." —School Library Journal

Aaron Reynolds
Aaron Reynolds is not a caveman, but he was very scrawny as a kid and can totally relate to Caveboy Dave. These days he's all grown up and spends his time writing bestselling and critically acclaimed books and graphic novels for kids, including Nerdy Birdy, President Squid, and the Caldecott Honor Medalist Creepy Carrots! He lives in Chicago but regularly tours the country visiting schools and libraries. Visit Aaron at www.aaron-reynolds.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781599900995
Lexile Measure
860L
Guided Reading Level
M
Publisher
Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publication date
May 20, 2007
Series
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BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002090 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
JUV050000 - Juvenile Fiction | Cooking & Food
Library of Congress categories
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