WHITEN, Jan (text) Sinéad Hanley (illus.) Chooky-doodle-doo Walker, 2014 unpaged A$24.95 NZ$27.99 ISBN 9781921977879 SCIS 1664257
Six vivid red, yellow and orange geometrically-depicted chickens run around on bold viridian grass as they struggle to pull up an especially tough worm, until the rooster adds his weight and the surprising ‘worm’ is revealed.
Combining counting with entertaining verse and lots of visual humour, this short and funny story should entertain little kids for many repeat readings.
reviewed by Chlöe Mauger