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Chicken dance

by Sauer, Tammi.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Easy E SAUER
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Juvenile Easy
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB SAUER Tammi
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E SAUER
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea SAUER
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB SAUER
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Plum Community Library Easy Reader E FIC SAU
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK SAUER
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Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF SAUE
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Meet Marge and Lola, chickens on a mission: to win tickets for the Elvis Poultry Show! But their toughest competition--a pack of menacing ducks--sneers that "all a chicken can do is bawk, flap, and shake." Can our two feisty chicks show those quackers how to rock 'n' roll the barnyard?

Tammi Sauer and Dan Santat have whipped up a giddy, goofy romp where cows fly over the moon, ducks surf in a water trough, and one very familiar-looking rooster gets all shook up!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The author of Cowboy Camp (2005) offers here another clever picture book filled with broad humor aimed at young listeners and their parents. Chickens Marge and Lola, desperate to see Elvis Poultry in concert, decide to enter the barnyard talent show where tickets are the grand prize. Competition is stiff: the goats eat a tractor, the pigs form a pyramid, the cows jump over the moon, and the ducks surf a wave. The talent-less chickens resort to bawking, flapping, and shaking which doesn't impress the judges, but does earn them a spot onstage as dancers for their idol. Santat's computer-enhanced acrylic-and-ink artwork comically extends Sauer's droll text, especially the depictions of Marge and Lola's attempts at bowling, juggling, tightrope walking, and swimming; also noteworthy is the flamboyant Elvis, wearing sunglasses and a white, gem-studded costume. Filled with fowl puns and intertextual references to children's culture, and reminiscent of Mary Jane Auch's poultry picture books such as Beauty and the Beaks (2007), this should please all ages.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Move over, Susan Boyle: the next talent-that-comes-out-of nowhere is a pair of chickens named Marge and Lola. They're determined to win tickets to see a performance of their idol, Elvis Poultry. But they'll have to place first in the barnyard talent show-outscoring acts that include a trio of goats that eat a tractor onstage and cows that jump over the moon-and humiliate their snotty duck rivals. "Get some floaties, chickens!" shout the ducks after the chickens test their swimming prowess with unsuccessful results ("They totally sank"). With snappy banter ("We're on," says Marge as their turn on the stage arrives. "We're doomed," replies Lola) and tightly constructed storytelling, Sauer (Cowboy Camp) pulls off the neat trick of both embracing and spoofing the against-all-odds genre. Totally in sync with his collaborator, Santat's (Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo) sculptural, mixed media pictures exude an old-fashioned, theatrical drama that lifts the many jokes-visual and textual-into sublime silliness. Ages 4-7. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Talent shows -- Fiction.
Ability -- Fiction.
Chickens -- Fiction.
Domestic animals -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :Sterling,2009
Contributors Santat, Dan.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781402753664
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