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Little Chick    by Lauren Thompson & John Butler order for
Little Chick
by Lauren Thompson
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2014 (2008)
Hardcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Toddlers love board books featuring animals, especially cute baby animals. That being the case, this book garnered quite a following of young and not-so young (5-7 range) children when it was first released in 2008.

Now it's back in print, a new group of toddlers will meet Little Chick and discover how this smallest member of the brood holds his own with his brothers and sisters.

Other barnyard baby animals are pulled into Baby Chick's story and help illustrate why this tiny fellow has such an impact on the rest of the cute critters that live on this farm.

A little alliteration makes the text flow fairly well and, as you might expect, the narrative takes second billing to the illustrations. Compared to Little Chick, who is really quite small, the other animal babies often jump off the page. The 'giggly goosey goose' peers right out at the reader as does the 'plump piglet'.

With Spring not that far away, this is a good title to keep in mind if you are looking for a book to give a young child to usher in the new season.

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