By Aubrey Davis
"Nicely paced textual content and colourful scratchboard-like photos are fantastically hooked up, with the wandering chicks' paths drawn in crazy traces. this can be a booklet to have fun with and reread, within the culture of Margot Zemach's 'It might constantly Be Worse'." --Booklist
"... sharp-witted story drawn from Jewish and Islamic resources. Lafrance merits a different shout-out for her paintings -- she proves once more that she s a unprecedented expertise who can mix naif rendering with a hugely refined and continuously artistic feel of composition. a long time 4-8." --Publishers Weekly
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But he didn’t take his chickens,” she sobbed. ” he exclaimed. ” Shaina was shocked. ” “Are they, Shainala? ” Shaina closed her eyes. Roosters crowed. Children cheered. Hens cackled with glee. ” the crowd merrily cried. Suddenly Shaina felt a pickety peck on her toe, and her eyes popped open. She gazed thoughtfully at her feathered friend as the merriment chimed in her ears. Suddenly she burst out laughing. “Everyone knows it but me! ” BEEYAWWK! The hen fluttered into her arms. “Welcome home, Yevka,” she cooed.
Grandpa rushed over, and she buried her face in his coat. “You were right, Shaina,” he murmured. ” “But he didn’t take his chickens,” she sobbed. ” he exclaimed. ” Shaina was shocked. ” “Are they, Shainala? ” Shaina closed her eyes. Roosters crowed. Children cheered. Hens cackled with glee. ” the crowd merrily cried. Suddenly Shaina felt a pickety peck on her toe, and her eyes popped open. She gazed thoughtfully at her feathered friend as the merriment chimed in her ears. Suddenly she burst out laughing.
Edited by Debbie Rogosin and Sheila Barry Designed by Marie Bartholomew Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Davis, Aubrey A hen for Izzy Pippik / written by Aubrey Davis ; illustrated by Marie Lafrance. ISBN 978-1-55453-243-8 I. Lafrance, Marie II. Title. 54 C2011-904728-4 For over thirty years Aubrey Davis has told stories, performing and conducting workshops across Canada and the United States. His books have received glowing reviews and multiple awards, including, for Bagels from Benny, the Sydney Taylor Award, the Mr.