Monday, April 28, 2014

Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard - ADVISABLE

Dillard, Sarah  Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken, 64 pgs.  Aladdin, 2014. $12.99  GRAPHIC NOVEL  Content: G.  

Warren feels like there is something in this world beyond peeking at chicken feed, so he goes off the farm to find adventure.  He comes across a rat who is dreaming of Chicken Supreme, and Warren misunderstands and thinks that he can be a supreme chicken.  Warren dreams up ways he can be a superhero, but is discouraged when he can’t even fly.  Eventually, Warren finds out that the rat wants to eat chicken and he tries to warn his farm friends that they are going to be dinner.  Warren and his friend, Egg, finally find ways to help others and save the chickens.  

This is a graphic novel for young readers.  The characters aren’t relatable, but the story line is funny and fast.  The illustrations are bright and the text font is clear.  It’s an easy read to give to kids who might like an introduction to graphic novels, but are a bit too young to follow detailed texts.  

EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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