Item description for A Chick Called Saturday by Joyce Dunbar & Brita Granstrom...
Overview A curious chick is disappointed at all the things his mother says he cannot do, such as swim like a duck, until he discovers one wonderful thing he can do very well.
Publishers Description A curious chick discovers one thing he can do very well.
From Publishers Weekly A chick finds his true calling in this sunny-hued picture book about
self-discovery and acceptance. Saturday is the most inquisitive chick in his
family. He marvels at all the other creatures in the barnyard, wondering why
he can't be like them instead of his plain old self. Despite his mother's
frequent command to simply "Get in line!", Saturday eagerly tries to fly like
a blackbird, swim like a duck and honk like a gosling-with very disheartening
results. But when Saturday sees a gloriously plumed rooster and hears its
rousing cock-a-doodle-doo, the chick can't wait to emulate him, and he finds
that crowing is a perfect fit. Dunbar's (Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go
to Sleep) breezy pace and repetitive refrains will keep young readers happily
down on the farm, though Mother Hen's admonitions to conform seem overdone.
Granstrum's (Baby Knows Best) airy pencil-lined watercolors depict farm life
at its bucolic best. Her various animals have realistic features but are just
anthropomorphic enough in expression to make them endearing characters. And
Saturday's red nub of a cock's comb charmingly foreshadows his call to
barnyard greatness. All ages. (Aug.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business
Awards and Recognitions A Chick Called Saturday by Joyce Dunbar & Brita Granstrom has received the following awards and recognitions -
Citations And Professional Reviews A Chick Called Saturday by Joyce Dunbar & Brita Granstrom has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 06/02/2003 page 50
Kirkus Review - Children - 07/01/2003 page 909
Booklist - 08/01/2003 page 1988
School Library Journal - 08/01/2003 page 126
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 39
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 39
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.58" Width: 10.56" Height: 0.38" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Grade Level Pre School
ISBN 0802852602 ISBN13 9780802852601
Availability 0 units.
More About Joyce Dunbar & Brita Granstrom
JOYCE DUNBAR has written more than fifty books for children, including "The Very Small" and "This Is the Star." She lives in Norwich, England. DEBI GLIORI is the illustrator of many beloved picture books, including Joyce Dunbar s "The Very Small. "She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland. "
Joyce Dunbar currently resides in Norwich. Joyce Dunbar was born in 1916.