Something Wonderful

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9780001984035: Something Wonderful

Little Hen asked how she could be special too, but the others told her she was too small and ordinary. So Little Hen made up her mind to do something wonderful, and when she returned to the chicken-house many days later the others had to agree that she'd done something wonderful too. Ages 5 to 7.

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Jenny ran away from school at the age of 16 to join the theatre! This didn't work out, so she ran away again to Italy to teach English. She returned to become a picture researcher at the BBC and ended up as director of JACKANORY. She left the BBC to marry the Welsh artist, David Wynn Millward and went to live in Wales. They live in a very old converted watermill and in the summer they run a school of art in their home. Debbie Boon started her career as an in-house illustrator with a Nottingham based design agency. She published her first picture book in 1997. Debbie lives in the heart of Rutland with her husband, Nick, 3 children, an assortment of hens, a lizard and a very old dog.

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Little Hen is "too small and ordinary," according to the farm's other female fowls. Why, she doesn't even have a "special name" like Rhode Island Red or White Leghorn. Arthur the rooster is clearly fond of Little Hen, and Mrs. Field the farmer tries to console her by saying, "Small creatures can do wonderful things. Look at spiders." But Little Hen doesn't really understand what she's capable of until she adopts eggs that the other hens have inadvertently abandoned. She protects them until they hatch, come wind, rain or shine. Welsh author Nimmo's workmanlike prose moves this familiar story along without igniting it. But there is definitely something wonderful about British artist Boon's mixed-media pictures, which take shape in a visual smorgasbord of full-bleed paintings and vignettes from a wide array of perspectives. Her hens possess a beguiling, overripe plumpness that would make Frank Perdue green with envy, and their feathered coats seem to bristle with electricity. Ages 3-7. (Aug.)
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