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.