John Lawrence's signature wood engravings grace the pages of many classic novels and anthologies. But to do the large bold engravings for This Little Chick, he chose to work in vinyl. He says of this book, "I always wanted to do a book for very young children and was delighted when a little chick turned up on my doorstep." John Lawrence's other books for children include The Mysteries of Zigomar by Allan Ahlberg and A Year and a Day by William Mayne.
Preschoolers will appreciate the playful abandon with which this
likable little chick throws himself into his explorations, as well
as the reassurance of his safe return to his home . . . It's an
altogether satisfying outing.
--New York Times Book Review, The
Remarkable vinyl engravings, watercolor washes, and printed wood
textures colorfully frame this charming interactive tale.
--Nick Jr. Magazine Not since Rosie the Hen's circumambulation in Pat Hutchins's ROSIE'S WALK has a trip around the barnyard been so a'moo'sing, so 'ribbit'ing, and so exu'baa'rant.
--School Library Journal (starred review) Lawrence's closely detailed, dynamic vinyl engravings lift this book well above the typical barnyard sound survey...sound may be the little chick's forte, but the real pleasure of this book lies in the author/artist's visual imagination.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Young fans of 'Old MacDonald' and similar singalongs will 'Moo, ' 'Ribbit, ' and 'Oink' right along with this adventurous chick, who wanders away from Mother Hen to find playmates of different species.
--Kirkus Reviews An adventuous chick travels the barnyard and becomes multilingual in this noisy, attractive offering...great for read-alouds.
--Booklist The animal characters, from doe-eyed cows to cavorting piglets, are each distinguished in their expressiveness, but the effervescent little chick, whose orange feet and yellow wings splay wildly with his excitement, steals the show.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, The This bold little bird befriends other farm animals with some rib-tickling results. Young children will love the silly, surprising responses. Even more unexpected is the stunning illustration work.
--Child Magazine's Best Children's Book Award Perfect for reading aloud, this book will have little ones delightedly mooing, baaing and quacking.