Now in a cunning, beautifully designed boxed set, this tiny trio of gentle tales is just waiting to nest inside a new-baby gift or an Easter basket.
Little Chick may be a good and patient gardener, as Old-Auntie observes, but what happens when you really need your carrot before it grows tall? And what if you skip like a pro but still can’t lift your kite in the air? Or you’re a really good stretcher but can’t reach your favorite star? With affection and humor, Amy Hest offers three little stories about a curious chick and a loving auntie who knows how to soften disappointments by keeping the spark of wonder alive. And the incomparable Anita Jeram renders Little Chick’s gestures and movements with a mastery that captures the spirit of every young child.
About the Author
- Irresistible package, irresistible character, irresistible price.
- Collaboration by Amy Hest and Anita Jeram, two picture book heavyweights.
- Easter buy, spring buy, new baby buy, stocking stuffer buy, gift basket buy, impulse buy.
Amy Hest, a three-time winner of the Christopher Award, is the author of 'Kiss Good Night' and other stories about Sam and Mrs. Bear, illustrated by Anita Jeram; the Baby Duck series, illustrated by Jill Barton; and many more award-winning books for children. She lives in New York City.
About the Illustrator
Anita Jeram, the illustrator of the award-winning Sam and Mrs. Bear books, is also the illustrator of the runaway classic Guess How Much I Love You and You’re All My Favorites, both by Sam McBratney. Anita Jeram lives in Northern Ireland.
Effused with affection and wisdom, this thoughtful collection of stories about a very special relationship is certain to be shared and shared again.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
Gentle, affectionate, and child-centered with some lovely turns of phrase and on-target dialogue...From the green-checked endpapers to the blue-washed star-filled sky on the final spread, Little Chick is a joy to behold and will find a treasured place in most collections.
--School Library Journal (starred review)
Hest's light humor and Jeram's visual charm work as harmoniously together as Little Chick and Old-Auntie themselves.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
For Ages: 2 - 4 years old
Number Of Pages: 3
Published: 14th February 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 9.7 x 9.0
Weight (kg): 0.21