The Trouble With Chickens

The Trouble With Chickens

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From the bestselling, award-winning author-illustrator team of Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell comes the first book in a heavily illustrated, hilarious chapter book series about the adventures of a dog detective. Perfect for fans of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine series and Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Lunch Lady series. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently. It&;s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.

J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he's not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to find their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work&;or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that's right in front of him?

Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780061215322
Branch Call Number: E CRONI
Characteristics: 119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cornell, Kevin


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A hilarious film noir-like mystery, this book is great fun. It has quite a bit of sarcasm in it so it is better suited to older kids. — Lynn M., Westonka Library

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Reading level: grade 3. Interest level: ages 8-12. Former search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully takes the case of two missing, and possibly kidnapped, chicks in this hilarious and suspenseful mystery.

Nov 09, 2015

Great book!!!! Its full with fun adventure!!

VeganGreen Nov 09, 2011

Fun illustrations, snappy dialogue, laugh-out-loud humour -- a great readaloud or a choice for a reluctant reader.


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