Penny, Polly, and Molly are different chicks straight from the egg. They have lots of energy. They are very curious. They are smart and creative. The don't do things the same way the other chicks do. The mama hens tell the chicks' mama to make them be good. She tells them that they are good. Mama does worry some about their exuberance, but applauds them when they do amazing things. One day a disaster occurs with the farmer's tractor. The three tough chicks are able to step in and show what all of their curiosity has taught them and how good it is to be a tough chick.
The illustrations, done in acrylic, are very colorful, hilarious, creative, and fun to look at.
I was smiling from the very first page at the energetic antics of these three chicks. They did not get into mischief, they merely exercised their creativity and intelligence--a lot. I loved how the mother supported them and how she insisted that the chicks were good chicks. She never insisted they behave like the other chicks.
This is a delightful story told in an encouraging manner. The writing and illustration work together beautifully and are both excellent. I would highly recommend it for any age up to age 8.
We love these tough, clever, tractor-fixing, non-conformist chicks!
I read this in a storytime a few months ago, and it was a resounding success. This is a really fun story with a great underlying message about being who you are. Who can resist a children's book called 'Tough Chicks', anyway?
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