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CHICKENOLOGY: The Ultimate Encyclopedia review:
When we moved from the City to the Country, my family was introduced to chicken life. My son’s preschool had a dozen chickens roaming around the playyard alongside the children. In addition to learning how to live side by side with wildlife, his teacher told us the chickens enthusiastically snack on ticks. What a bonus! Since many of our friends and neighbors raise chickens we have also developed a fondness for fresh eggs. Yum.
This newly published title, CHICKENOLOGY: The Ultimate Encyclopedia, is a fun and beautiful gift for kids with chicken coops, or those who just want to learn more about where their food comes from. Authored and illustrated lovingly by Barbara Sandri, Francesco Giubbilini and Camilla Pintonato, this 71-page encyclopedia is organized into five sections that are easy-to-read as standalone stories, or lessons for school-aged kids.
I. Discovering the World of Chickens section answers all your questions about courtship, feathers and breeds
II. What’s A Chicken Made Of? Gives young readers an X-ray view of chickens and their eggs
III, The Egg Up Close pages focus on how eggs are eaten around the world
IV. Chickens and Humans is a awesome dive into how tales of chickens have been told over thousands of years
V. A World of Chicken Breeds teaches readers the worldly origins of chicken breeds. Did you know there are about three hundred different types of chickens in the World?
One of my family’s favorite observations about fresh eggs is their individuality – the rainbow of shell colors, the irregular shapes and textures and the deep, bright golden orangey yolks. This book so artistically conveys the beauty of chickens and eggs throughout – from the wall-worthy end papers to the double-page layouts of maps and diagrams.
Available in the U.S. through Princeton Architectural Press (www.papress.com) for $19.95 this eye-catching, hard-covered book will be a welcome addition to bookcases everywhere. I can’t wait to gift this book to my son’s preschool teacher for introducing us to the fascinating world of chickens!