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Title:
The case of the weird blue chicken : the next misadventure
Author:
Cronin, Doreen, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
102 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
When a weird blue chicken comes to Chicken Squad headquarters for help, siblings Dirt, Sugar, and Sweetie help find her missing house.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
420 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781442496798
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they're solving the mystery of a kidnapped...HOUSE? A hilarious chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens .

Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The Chicken Squad, and business is booming. A weird blue bird has just flown into Chicken Squad headquarters squawking on about a house-napper (yes, house-napper), and it is once again up to the squad to uncover who is up to no good. But there is something NUTS about this story that the squad can't quite put their feather on...and oh, brother , is it key to solving the case!


Author Notes

Doreen Cronin was born in Queens, New york. She grew up in Merrick, Long Island. She attended Pennysylvania State University where she majored in journalism. Eventually she found herself using her journalism background in the world of publishing. and she turned her sights toward law and attended St. john's University School of Law. She went on to work as an attorney in a Manhattan Law firm. She wrote her book Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type in 1995, shortly after the death of her father. It took another five years, however, before the book was published. She stated in her bio that this book was not only her first published book but also the easiest book to write, taking her only about 20 minutes to jot down the story. The book went on to become a Caldecott Honor Book. While the book eventually met with great success, publishers rejected it repeatedly for several years until a publisher eventually called her with the news that it would be published. Her success as a children's author continued with books such as Diary of a Worm published in 2003 and winner of Parent's Choice Award Slver 2003 Picture Book, Diary of a Spider published in 2003 and Rescue Bunnies. She made the 2013 New York Times High Profiles List with her title Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

When detective chicks Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie post a flier on a backyard tree, a little blue jay (aka Weird Blue Chicken) comes to the coop asking them to find her missing birdhouse. After interrogating their client, Dirt and Sugar start sleuthing, a process resulting in a little action, a moment of terror, and lots of laughs. This second book in the Chicken Squad series has several attractive features for young readers: the amusing story is relatively long (120 pages) but easy to read, with large type, short sentences, wide-spaced lines, and plenty of appealing illustrations. A funny beginning chapter book.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-The four intrepid chicks, plus one deadpan dog detective, are back in their second adventure, this time confronted by the titular blue bird who needs help solving a horse-napping. Once again, Cronin's slapstick humor and Cornell's charmingly goofy illustrations create a winning tale that will leave young readers in stitches. This delightful series is a must-own. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Case of the Weird Blue Chicken Excerpted from The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure by Doreen Cronin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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