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Review: The Chicken Who Loved Books written by Angela Elwell Hunt, illustrated by Marrieta Gal

Updated: Dec 4, 2021

The second book in this mini picture book review series is out! I hope you enjoy. This one is a fun one!


One of my favorite things is books in books and this one is about a chicken named Little Red who loves reading stories with Charlie, who visits the coop everyday to read stories with the chickens. That is until he brings a video game instead… Little Red loves reading stories and so this greatly upsets her. But how will she communicate this to Charlie?


I really like the art style of the illustrations. They aren’t anything super wow, but they are very nice. I think that kids would really like the bold but simple color choices.


This book would be great for ages 4 and up. I’m sure 4 year olds would enjoy the story and illustrations. Also, the animal sounds in the book are really fun. It isn’t too long (17 pages) but there are multiple sentences on each page. (So I wouldn’t recommend it to young toddlers.) This could potentially be a good first picture book to read for practice once your child has fully learned how to read.

General Thoughts

This is a great picture book. It is simple but it has a really good message and promotes the idea that books can help build connections between people. It also shows the effects that being on a screen has on the people around you. Since Charlie is playing his video game and not paying attention to the chickens, he is being disrespectful and rude which is clearly shown in the book.

I did recieve an e-arc of this book on Netgalley. Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review early! All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Release Date: August 2nd, 2021

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