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Little Chick and Mommy Cat
2012
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Marta Zafrilla is a teacher and an award-winning author and poet. She has published several collections of poetry in Spain and been included in multiple anthologies. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in cultural publications and she has held various jobs with advertising agencies and publishers.<br> <br> The award-winning illustrator Nora Hilb was born and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the 80'ies, she was jailed for four years for political reasons by the dictatorship at the time.
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Talk about your nontraditional familiesLittle Chick was just an egg when Mommy cat, who can't have kittens of her own, adopted him from a hen with too many chicks to feed. After he hatches, he thinks he is a cat like everyone around him. Mommy lets him know his "real" mother was a hen and promises to teach Chick everything he needs to know. Some of the neighborhood cats are a little too interested in Chick, but Mommy keeps him safe. When the other cats stare, Mommy tells him it's because their family is different; Chick thinks being like everyone else would be boring. When he goes to bird school, his classmates ask many questions, like is it true his Mommy can't fly? And does she really have a long tail? Chick has all the answers thanks to his Mommy cat. He thinks he has the best family in the world! Spanish poet and author Zafrilla and Argentine illustrator Hilb have crafted an excellent piece of bibliotherapy for adopted children. The bright, colored-pencil illustrations of pudgy chicks and cats add exuberance to the simply and wryly told tale. Works equally well at promoting acceptance of differences and as a general read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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A story that explores diversity in a fun way, raising awareness of how every child is entitled to a family based on love.
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Winner at the 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards <br> <br> It's true that most little chicks have mothers who are hens, puppies have fathers who are dogs, elephants have elephant families, and ants have little baby ants, but then there are families whoare different. Like mine! It's great being different! I'm a chick, and my mommy is a cat. And I think it's amazing! My mommy's got lovely soft fur, whiskers that tickle me, and a long, beautiful tail. What more could I ask for? Would you like to hear my story?<br> <br> A story that explores diversity and adoption in a fun way, raising awareness of how every child is entitled to a family based on love.<br> <br> "An excellent piece of bibliotherapy for adopted children. The bright, colored-pencil illustrations of pudgy chicks and cats add exuberance to the simply and wryly told tale." -Kirkus Reviews <br> <br> Guided Reading Level: M, Lexile Level: 850L
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