Publication Date: 02/07/2020 ISBN: 9781406363616 Category:

Catch That Chicken!

Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date: 02/07/2020 ISBN: 9781406363616 Category:




Fast, brave Lami has to learn to do quick thinking, not quick running, if she wants to stay best chicken catcher in the village!

Lami loves chickens. She’s the best chicken catcher in the village. She’s fast, she’s brave and she always catches that chicken. Until the day she chases one up the baobab tree, slips … and falls. How can she catch chickens with a sore ankle? Could there be another way to catch that chicken?

Told with great humour by Nigerian storyteller, Atinuke, this story of the headstrong, impetuous Lami will strike a chord with all children. The gentle message – to use quick thinking not just quick running – gives an incredibly satisfying ending, while Angela Brooksbank’s beautiful artwork captures the energy and the beauty of the West African setting perfectly.

Publisher Review

Featured in The Bookseller July Previews. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * Praise for Baby Goes to Market: "This is a gorgeous picturebook crammed with detail and a delightful thing to share with children." * School Librarian * Who needs a whole alphabet when one letter can tell a story as entertaining as this one appealing package of rhythmic repetition and vibrant images * New York Times Book Review * Praise for B is for Baby: "This is a clever and unusual book, with beautiful illustrations and a fun story that little children will delight in following. Atinuke's books are always a feast for senses, showcasing the beauty of the author's home. They make a great addition to any classroom, nursery and home." * Booktrust * In picture books, too, it's all about the heroines this month. Colourful and charming, Catch That Chicken! by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank, features Lami, who is the best in her Nigerian village at catching chickens - even when she sprains her ankle and has to use her brains rather than her speed. * The Guardian *

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