Lenore Applehans, who wrote the YA afterlife thriller Level 2 (soon to be renamed The Memory of After), teamed up with her husband Daniel Jennewein, illustrator of Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? and Teach Your Buffalo to Play Drums, for this adorable picture book about courage, standing up to bullies, and being proud of your own heritage.
Little Chick wants to join
the "cool kids" in the tree house, but in order to be allowed entry, he must first prove he is strong and brave. The tree house bullies scoff at
his cock-a-doodle-doo and declare that no chickens are allowed.
Little Chick asks his dad what their family has done that is strong and
brave and they soon stumble upon a discovery that just might allow him
access into the tree house.
A fun, cute picture book with a good message and a little science hidden in there for good measure. :)
Check out this wonderful interview with Daniel and Lenore on author Audrey Vernick's blog and then go out and get your copy of Chick-O-Saurus Rex today. Or if you'll be in or around the following two locations in August, stop by and meet Lenore and Daniel for your own personalized copy.
Saturday, August 3rd: Alexandria Virginia
Hooray for Books, 3:30 PM
Saturday, August 10th: Delaware, OH
Fundamentals Bookstore, 10 AM
Chick-O-Saurus Rex by Lenore and Daniel Jennewein
Published: July 23, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Picture Book
Disclosure: Book received from author and illustrator