Friday, February 27, 2009
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated Harry Bliss
Louise the chicken dreamed of adventure on her family farm. One day, she left the farmhouse where she lived and found adventure!
In four short chapters, DiCamillo recounts Louise's adventures on a ship, in a circus and at a far away land. With each return, the other chickens inquire where Louise has been, and she doesn't indulge until her final adventure when she relives her experiences with the other chickens.
What I Thought:
This is a wonderful story, so full of imagination! I love how the adventures how split up into short chapters, giving the readers the sense of conclusion to each adventure before the next one begins. I also loved how Louise finally shares her adventure with the other chickens in farmyard, sparking the sense of adventure with each of them.
The illustrations are wonderful, great attention to detail was taken and the illustrations are very fun to explore.
Overall, this book is very highly recommended, this book is a sure winner!
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated Harry Bliss.