Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review - Three Hens and a Peacock

Title: Three Hens and a Peacock
Author: Lester L. Laminack
Illustrator: Henry Cole
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (March 1, 2011)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 32
Genre: Children’s
Source: Library
Ages: Recommended for 5 and up, but I think your younger children will enjoy the illustrations

Life on Tuckers Farm is just fine. The cows have their place, the dog has his and the hens just cluck, peck and lay eggs. Nothing unusual happened – until that peacock showed up.

The farm is in turmoil since Mr. Peacock has no idea where his place is. To top it off, he is now receiving more attention from those stopping by for their vegetables and eggs. Well, the hens just will not stand for this show boater and start brewing trouble.

Dog comes up with a likely solution. Why don’t they change places? The hens can put on their finery and attract customers and Mr. Peacock can try to lay an egg or two.

After a bit of hilarity, it is obvious that they each have their own special talents and it is best to stick with what you are good at.

Cute story and great illustrations. Your young reader will enjoy reading this over and over.

1 comment:

Booksnyc said...

My niece and nephew loved this one - the colors are so vibrant!