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The Chicken Sisters [Paperback]

By Laura Joffe Numeroff (Author), Sharleen Collicott (Author) & Sharleen Collicott (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Chicken Sisters by Laura Joffe Numeroff & Sharleen Collicott...

When a troublesome wolf moves into town, the Chicken sisters drive him home to his mother with their overwhelming eccentricities. By the author of If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Reprint.

Publishers Description
When a big bad wolf moves to town, it would seem that the chicken sisters' fate is sealed, but in a clever twist, the eccentric trio saves the day. The unwitting wolf proves to be no match for the good intentions of these itching-sweater-knitting, off-key-singing, burnt-cookie-baking neighbors. Here's one wolf that's off to live with his mother "Off the wall fun."--Publishers Weekly"A winner."--School Library Journal

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Chicken Sisters by Laura Joffe Numeroff & Sharleen Collicott has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1459
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 668
  • Publishers Weekly - 02/22/1999
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 965

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 10" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 9, 1999
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  5-7
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0064435202  
ISBN13  9780064435208  
UPC  046594005953  

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More About Laura Joffe Numeroff & Sharleen Collicott

Laura Joffe Numeroff Laura Numeroff grew up in Brooklyn, with her mother, father and two older sisters. Her house was filled with books, art, music and folk dancing.

She attended Pratt Institute and graduated with a degree in communications and a contract for her first children's book, AMY FOR SHORT, published in 1975 by Macmillan.

A New York Times best-selling children's book author, Laura is best known for the series based on her book IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. First printed in 1985, "Mouse" is in its 40th printing. The fourth book in the series, IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months- nine weeks at number one.

Publisher's Weekly listed IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES as the number two book for children in 2000 (Harry Potter was number one) and at one point, Laura had three books on the New York Times Bestseller List in the same week.

In 2000, IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE was featured on the Oprah show three times, and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club, as well as being noted as Oprah's favorite children's book of the year on her Christmas show. "PIG" was also on Publisher's Weekly Bestseller List for over a year. In addition, the series has sold over 4.5 million copies, been printed in fourteen languages, and won the prestigious Quill Award in the picture book category.

Some of Laura's other books currently in print are: WHAT MOMMIES DO BEST/WHAT DADDIES DO BEST, DOGS DON'T WEAR GLASSES, THE CHICKEN SISTERS, WHY A DISGUISE? The first two books in Laura's JELLYBEANS book series made the New York Times Best Seller List.

Hillary Clinton, President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush have all read Laura's books to kids. First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother, her daughters, Malia and Sasha read Laura's book at the 2010 Easter Egg Roll on the White House Lawn. Laura was one of ten children's authors invited to a literacy day in Washington during the Bush administration in 2001. She has also visited over 100 elementary schools and has been a speaker at teacher conferences around the country.

Laura donates book sales to FIRST BOOK, a non-profit organization that provides brand new books to children who otherwise would not have access to them. She has also donated all royalties from THE HOPE TREE- KIDS TALK OUT ABOUT BREAST CANCER, to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Laura has appeared on The Today show twice as well as Good Morning America. On her December 13th, 2000 appearance on The Today Show, Laura donated 500 Mouse mini-books with doll ornaments to the show's toy drive.

When not writing, Laura takes tennis lessons (she says she's not very good but loves it anyway), reads to children in hospitals and foster homes and calls herself a book and movie fanatic.

Laura Joffe Numeroff currently resides in Santa Monica, in the state of California.

Laura Joffe Numeroff has published or released items in the following series...
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  2. If You Give... Books (Hardcover)
  3. If You Give... Books (Spanish)
  4. If You Give...Book

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Chicken Sisters?

Excellent story for Young Children  Oct 24, 2007
My youngest daughter loved the story. I gave it to her for her 5th birthday. I have read this book to her twice already. What a great bonding experience. An I must say I really enjoyed the story as well
Cute story . . .  Jul 24, 2002
This is a cute story that my daughter enjoys reading. The illustrations are very nice. For adults, it may seem odd that the the characters are intolerant of the wolf's past (he is now old and harmless) and run him out of town, but this will be lost on kids. It is a humorous story, our 2 year old understands some of the humor, while other parts are geared toward the adult funny bone.
Where's the sequel??!!  Nov 6, 2000
We have several great books of Laura Numeroff's in our library, yet I must say this is THE favorite of our 3 yr old boy, our 8 yr old girl and myself! These sisters are nutty - but darn smart - you will fall in love with them at your first reading. And believe me - you will be pulling this book out again and again to read. The illustrations are darling too. A true gem of a book for all!!
A Wonderful Book!  Aug 16, 2000
After reading the quirky synopsis of this book I bought it for my daughter and have been reading it to her since her birth 11 months ago. She loves it! The illustrations are colorful and lush, the animals depicted are realistic without being scary. The story is perfect, not too long and kind to sleep-deprived parents (no tongue twisters!). It is cute, whimsical and snappy. This is a book you won't mind reading again and again and again...
Self-confident sisters bring laughs for adults and kids  Dec 13, 1998
This is a great book, as the official reviews agree. I counsel parents who worry their kids won't feel confident or will be the target of teasing or gossip (because they were conceived w/ some extra medical help, for ex. - see my book Helping the Stork). These sisters have such joy and enthusiasm, undampened by their grumpy neighbors, and they win over everyone. Carol Frost Vercollone

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