Wait, that isn’t it.
It’s an action adventure filled with thrills, intrigue and danger.
Well, it does have that.
It has a hero that kids can look up to.
That definitely isn’t true, despite what that “hero” thinks.
Sigh…here’s the truth.
It’s a story about a rooster who can’t stand being called a rooster, who also spends his time arguing with the writer of the book, while trying to save his planet (made of a mutated egg shell) from a crazed hen who wants equal rights…as long as she is absolute ruler.
And you think you have problems.
“Cluck” is a book that middle aged-kids (and perhaps some adults) will enjoy. An agent with “The Eggency”, Cluck is the best at what he does. Sadly, his ego is as massive as his skills.
Besides being blinded by his arrogance, Cluck is helped along by “ST”, the writer of his adventures and a voice only he can hear. While this causes some to question his sanity, together they make an uneasy, but successful partnership.
When a hen named “The Fan” (named because she has a deadly hand fan with her at all times) forms a worldwide cult in order to take over the planet, it’s up to Cluck to toss a feather in her plans…if his ego doesn’t trip him up first.
Cluck the Undercover Chicken is not my kind of a book. I found it very confusing. It was a bit better when I read it aloud, like I’d read to the kids, but overall it was a difficult read.
I really enjoyed the authors humor and the story is terrific.
What I found issue with is the conversation between the storyteller and the characters, sometimes I wasn’t completely sure if they were having a conversation or talking to me.
Maybe I’m just too old for this book… 😉
Overall, G. Eric Francis does deliver on his promise that “Cluck” is a “unique reading experience; a quick read that you will remember for a long time”.
|Author:||G. Eric Francis, Alfred Lewis Illustrator (Ill)|
G. Eric Francis Bio:
I always have crazy idea floating through my head, whether it be about undercover chickens, kids who discover the cure for some deadly disease, or other ideas that I hope to bring to life if (show some confidence, G…WHEN) folks like you continue to support my work.
I was born in NYC in the late 1960’s (so I remember when “Scooby Doo” actually was good). I graduated from Syracuse University in the 1990s, and moved out to the MidWestern US when I figured making sandwiches for a living wasn’t my intended purpose in life.
I met my wife while at a club called “Gators”, and I have two great kids, including one with special needs, which makes for special times most days.
As for what I like to read, anything that will take me on a grand adventure works for me…so “The Hunger Games” series is a big plus.
When I am not writing (or commenting on the world around me), I am a huge movie fan (summertime is my favorite time of the year), I collect music (over 19k on my iPod, with Prince being my favorite) and cheering for (and banging my head against the wall) my favorite baseball team, those 27 time World Champion Yankees (hope there aren’t any Red Sox fans reading this 🙂
Well, that’s it. Simple guy who hopes to write books that entertain you, all the while hoping to one day make a living out of it.
Oh, if you like, check out (and like) my facebook pages…it will make me feel special:)
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