Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure (Hardcover)

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A simple but exciting story of a chicken who gets swept away in the breeze and unexpectedly lands in the big city. The gorgeous illustrations really carry the story while we watch Peggy navigate the many legs and interesting objects found in the city. It is fun to spot Peggy sitting on heads and hopping on the train as her adventure unfolds.

— From 2014's great picture books to read aloud


Peggy the hen is contented with her quiet existence and daily routine. When a powerful gust of wind sweeps her up and deposits her in the midst of a busy city, she explores her new surroundings, makes new friends, and cleverly figures out how to get home—with a newly kindled appetite for adventure. Evocative full-color paintings follow Peggy’s journey, offering comical details that reward repeated viewing. This reassuring tale and its unruffled heroine invites discussions of exploration, safety, and resourcefulness

About the Author

Author and illustrator Anna Walker has won numerous children’s book design and writing awards in her native Australia. The artwork and stories she’s created in her Melbourne studio have reached young readers worldwide., Twitter: @basementbird, Instagram: @_annawalker_

Praise For…

* "A charmer of a chicken. . . Here's hoping that Peggy has many more big adventures."
Kirkus, starred review

* "Walker’s ink and photo collage illustrations are dreamlike in appearance. Admirers of Janet Morgan Stoeke’s “Minerva Louise” books (Dutton) will relish the chance to meet another charming chicken."
School Library Journal, starred review

"The subtle color palaette remains constant, regardless of Peggy's surroundings, exuding a calm throughout that is emulated by the varied illustration formats, the text, and Peggy herself."
—Horn Book Magazine

"Walker creates a gorgeous, rain-washed cityscape, inhabited by anonymous figures in muted colors and photo-collaged images of passing buildings; the lone chicken, walking confidently within the crowd, receives only casual attention."
—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544259003
ISBN-10: 0544259009
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: March 4th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English