But this chicken is no ordinary chicken; it has plans! With a lot of hard work, and help from lots of other animals, this chicken may just end up building the girl the best birthday gift ever!


Laura Gehl is the author of One Big Pair of Underwear, a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, and Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice for 2014; Hare and Tortiose Race Across Israel and And Then Another Sheep Turned Up from Kar-Ben (both PJ Library selections for 2015); and the Peep and Egg series. A former science editor and reading teacher, Laura lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and four children. Visit her online at www.lauragehl.com.


Kids will enjoy pointing out the details that provide visual clues as to what the chicken is up to. An amusing story with a twist, perfect for a maker or construction storytime.

School Library Journal

Mixed media artwork is as playful as the text is pragmatic. Bold color, clever details, and full out action will have kids giggling at every turn. Be sure to take the time to read the chicken’s entire list!

Sal's Fiction Addiction

This kooky story is actually quite funny and it is a great story to get kids to predict what the chicken might be up to. The illustrations are bright and appealing and there is a lot going on in each picture.

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