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!

Preorders now available for Princesses Can Fix It! on AmazonBarnes & NobleBookshop.org, Indiebound, and you can add the book to your Goodreads.

For a personalized, autographed copy, you can pre-order from The Silver Unicorn

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!

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