By Aubrey Davis, Marie Lafrance (illustrator)
Kids Can Press, $16.95, 32 pages
It is about a girl who found a hen and its home said, “A Hen for Izzy Pippik.” She took it home to her grandpa and her mother. Her grandpa said, “Scrambled?” and her mother said, “Chicken soup.” But Shaina said, “No, you can’t eat her; this hen belongs to Izzy Pippik!” They made a nest in her crate, and the hen laid an egg in the night. In a few years, the hens started scrambling in every direction. They spilled baby biscuits all over the floor. The hens grew, and the girl’s mother took a broom and tried to shoo them out of the house. The people liked the hens very much because they brought them good fortune.
I would recommend this book. I really liked how Shaina wanted the hens to go back to Izzy Pippik because they were his hens and how Izzy Pippik sold all the hens back to the people. I liked that the hen wanted to stay with Shaina because she liked her more than him. I liked the drawings, and I felt good after I read this story. I thought it was really funny how there were eggs all over everywhere.
Reviewed by Rachel, Age 5