Friday, May 11, 2012
Recommended Picture Book: Silly Chicken by Rukhsana Khan
Title: Silly Chicken
Author: Ruhksana Khan
Illustrator: Yunmee Kyong
Publisher: Viking; 2005
Ages: 4 and up
Theme/Topics: Sibling rivilry, Jealousy, Pets, Chickens, Mother & Daughter relationships, Places: Pakistan
Ami loves her hen better than me. She calls her Bibi. I call her silly.
Summary: It is no fun when your brother or sister gets all the attention! Anyone with a sibling knows that. But what happens when the center of attention is a pet chicken?
Rani thinks her mother loves Bibi the hen more than her. Rani doesn't understand how her mother could love the hen so much until one Bibi goes missing and Rani and her mother gets a bit surprise!
Silly Chicken Teachers Guide for 1-3 grade.
Why I like this book:
Author Rukhsana Khan does a wonderful job of getting to the heart of a child's emotional distress when it comes to vying for a parent's attention and love. Rani is such a cute character and I totally understand her feelings toward that chicken. LOL! But children also learn that things are not always as bad as they seem :) The illustrations are fun, whimsical and cute.