Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Double Mini Review: The Chicken Squad and Even Monsters

The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure

Original Title: The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Series: A Chicken Squad Adventure #1
Author: Doreen Cronin
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 8th 2014
Source: From the publisher
Genre: Children's

They’re darling. They’re daring. They know their shapes! They’re chicks on a mission—and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition.

Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are not about to spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs. No sir, they’re too busy solving mysteries and fighting crime.

So when Squirrel comes barreling into the chicken coop, the chicks know they’re about to get a case. But with his poor knowledge of shapes (“Big” is not a shape, Squirrel!) and utter fear of whatever it is that’s out there, the panicky Squirrel is NO HELP. Good thing these chicks are professionals.

But even professionals get worried. Especially once they see that round, shiny, green, BIG thing in the yard. What if it’s a UFO full of aliens who want chickens as pets? It’s up to the Chicken Squad to crack a case that just might be out of this world.


Chicken Squad are on their first case, when Squirrel comes to the chicken coop with some serious panic.  And the Squirrel doesn't know the shapes well, so the Chicken Squad has even more difficulties, guessing the actual problem.  But, they are still brave and start working together.

I loved the cover..it will definitely attract the little ones.  Although it's not an interesting thriller, it will be good if this is read aloud in children's book clubs.  It is educational and the kids will like the mystery part.


Even Monsters...

Original Title: Even Monsters...
Author: A.J. Smith
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: April 1st 2014
Source: From the publisher
Genre: Children's

An exciting new picture book-perfect for the little monster in your life!

Everybody knows monsters can be...well, MONSTERS. But did you know sometimes even monsters get scared? They can be sad, they can be kind, they can miss their mommies. Sometimes, they're just plain silly. And even monsters need to brush their teeth!

A funny and family-friendly picture book by innovative author/illustrator A. J. Smith, who combines traditional storytelling with exciting interactive digital components.


Poetic and sweet children's book.

Even monsters are afraid of dark.  They have to eat vegetables and they even have to brush their teeth.  And they sure miss their mommies.  Kids are going to love this no-so-scary monster.

It's a picture book, so kids will love to view the pictures of a monster, who behave just like them.  Parents can sit with the kids and read them.  Beautifully illustrated with fun and entertaining narration.

Recommended..for kids, of course!

Note: 1 star is cut of, because the formatting in Kindle edition is pretty bad.  But, I am sure it will good in a hard copy.

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