One of the things I have enjoyed the most about receiving books to review is that it has made me read to the older children more. Once they can read it is too easy to let them get on with it, while reading stories mainly to the little ones, but children of any age enjoy being read to, and I have loved doing more of it recently.
The latest book we have read together is I’m a Chicken, Get Me Out of Here by Anna Wilson. Titch is a chicken who has been sent to Wilf’s house by mistake, and she is not happy about being there, especially not when she finds she is sharing a home with Brian, an extremely fussy guinea pig. She is determined to escape into the big wild word and do something marvellous.
The book is well-written and very funny – I often had to pause while reading it as the children were laughing so much! It particularly appealed to the older boys, who are 9 and 7, and I think this is the age group it is aimed at.
What is the story about? A chicken who wants to escape into the big wide world.
Do you like this book? Why? A bit, because I like the chicken.
What is the story about? A hen that comes in a parcel and wins a poultry show.
Do you like this book? Why? I love it because it’s funny.
What is the story about? A chicken who gets sent from the chicken run to the Peasbodys’ house where she befriends a cat and a guinea pig.
Do you like this book? Why? Yes, I like the funny storyline.
Thank you Macmillan – another great hit!
The book was sent to us for free to review.