7 children's picture books we think you'll really like
These 7 picture books are among the best of late 2011
7. "Blue Chicken," by Deborah Freedman
Oh no! The painting of the barn is almost done in Deborah Freedman's Blue Chicken (Viking, 40 pp.) when one of the chickens snoozing in the coop wakes up and decides to help. Instead of helping, however, she tips a pot of blue ink and splatters herself and the entire painting. Young readers will love to watch how the ink washes over all the other farm animals as well and seems to be creating a hopeless mess – until the resourceful chicken finds a way to save the day.