Monday, March 18, 2019

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book: "A Little Chicken," by Tammi Sauer - Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publishing in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

About this Book:

"Dot is scared of lots of things: wolves, bears, the occasional lawn ornament. But when one of her mother’s eggs rolls out of the nest, this nervous chick must find the courage to save the day—and her new sibling!

The world can be a scary place! A LITTLE CHICKEN (March 2019) by Tammi Sauer is perfect for any kid who needs a little encouragement when facing life’s challenges"


My Thoughts:

My girls really enjoyed this book.  They especially loved the cute illustrations of the little chicken, as she ran after the rolling egg (his sibling).  The story itself is cute in that the little chicken bumps the egg from the coop and it goes rolling down the hill.  The little chicken was a little chicken, as she was scared of almost everything including lawn gnome ornaments, bears, and wolves.  But, when the egg goes rolling, she has to put her fears aside to save her baby brother or sister.  And, in that moment, she becomes brave and races after the egg.  Through the woods and past all the things that used to spook and scare she, the egg rolled.  Dot, the little chicken was on a mission, and couldn't stop to let these things bother her.  She eventually caught up to the egg and it cracked open.  Dot not only welcomed a new sibling, but became a hero amongst the other farm animals.  This incident showed Dot that it is OK to be a little chicken at times.  But, she also learned that she can be courageous when she needs to be, and can face any challenge that life may bring, even if she feels a little scared.  It is a normal feeling, and most people (and chickens) feel this way.

I loved sharing this new picture book with my girls and reminding them that it is OK to be nervous or scared, especially in new situations or surroundings.  But, with each challenge they meet in life, they have the courage and drive to push through the nerves, and achieve great things.  They just have to believe in themselves, and be reminded that others are pushing for them to succeed and do great things.

Bella's review:  The book is about a little chicken who faces her fears to race after the egg.  I liked how in the end, she was able to run away from the scary things, as she caught up with the egg.  She also loved how in the end, the story ended with " Sometimes a big just a little chicken."  This reminded her that it is OK to be scared at times, even if you are a big kid or adult.  Bella highly recommends this new picture book, and can't wait to read it again!


Thanks to the kind folks at Sterling Publishing, one lucky reader will win a copy of this new picture book, to share with that special child in their life.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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About the Author:

Tammi Sauer is the author of But the Bear Came BackCaring for Your LionChicken DanceBawk and RollCowboy CampMary Had a Little Glam, Your Alien Returns, and Your Alien, which earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. She is an active blogger ( and highly involved in the children's writer community. Tammi has worked as a teacher and library media specialist and now lives in OK with her husband and their two children. Her local indie bookstore, Best of Books, in Edmond, OK, has named July 9 Tammi Sauer Day. Follow her on Twitter at @SauerTammi.

About the Illustrator:

Dan Taylor is the illustrator of Tammi Sauer’s But the Bear Came Back (Sterling). Born in Staffordshire, he studied art and illustration, graduating with a degree in visual communication. He has worked with a variety of publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Usborne, Campbell Books, and Scholastic. Dan lives in the UK.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publishing in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. Love to win this for my little niece

  2. I would love to win this for my niece or nephew who will be born soon!
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