A LITTLE CHICKEN, by Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Dan Taylor, Sterling Children’s Books


Dot is a little chicken, who is, let’s face it, a little chicken. Can she find a way to pluck up her courage?

“A gently humorous take on conquering fear that’s also a fine read-aloud.” —Kirkus

Dot is scared of lots of things: wolves, bears, the occasional lawn ornament. But when one of her mother’s eggs rolls out of the nest, this nervous chick must find the courage to save the day—and her new sibling! So she bravely ventures down the steep hill, into the deep pond, and into the dark woods. Perfect for any kid who needs a little encouragement to face the challenging world, this story proves that sometimes a big hero is just a little chicken.

approx. 32 pages

Out March 12, 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

The cover grabbed my attention right away. Vivid colors and a funny picture of a chicken running away from a butterfly of all things. This tells me the nerdy looking chicken has fears.

What a great story! A clear message of how being afraid and facing those fears when needed is written and illustrated perfectly! I love it! She shows a great amount of courage that is rewarded.  A fantastic read for those facing anxiety issues, phobias, and other fears.

The plot flows with suspense and adventure accompanied by complimentary illustrations that drive the message home! Well done!

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