If you’re a library or classroom teacher, then I’d love to read Chicken Wants a Nap to your students for World Read Aloud Day on February 1st!

Chicken Wants a Nap

It’s a good day to be a chicken. The sun is up. The grass is warm. And Chicken wants a nap.

In this humorous tale, a barnyard chicken goes on a quest for the perfect nap-time spot. As the barnyard conspires against her, Chicken must work harder to get that nap she desperately desires.

Will she be able to take a snooze? And does that mean bad news someone else?

Reviews and Awards:

“Marchini’s story and economy of telling display the chicken as total id, and Felix’s pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are genuine works of art. A surprising gem.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Early readers will enjoy following Chicken through her barnyard adventure and will be able to decode objects and emotions easily due to the well-defined expressions of the animals…A welcome addition to a preschool or kindergarten collections, come rain or come shine.” – School Library Journal

2019 Bridge to Reading Picture Book Award Nominee! (Sponsored by the Youth Services Subdivision of the Iowa Library Association)

Chicken Wants a Nap is best for younger readers – aged birth through about five or six. So if you’re a preschool or kindergarten, I’d love to hear from you! (And as a special surprise – time permitting – I’ll also read some picture books from my BookEnds Literary clients that aren’t on the shelves yet!)

You can contact me to set up a time between 9am and 5pm EST on February 1st through the form on my contact & faqs page. And if you’re looking for more authors to Skype with, please check out Kate Messner’s blog for more participating children’s authors!

Chicken Wants a Nap by Tracy Marchini

"A surprising gem." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Chicken Wants a Nap is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and your favorite independent bookstore!

Preorders now available for Princesses Can Fix It! on Amazon, Barnes & NobleIndiebound, or you can add the book to your Goodreads. (Link to Bookshop.org coming soon!)

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