Jan 192011

J.J. Tully cannot believe that he went from rescuing with the best of them to living the quiet life on a farm where he gets to mingle with chickens.

Barnes and Noble

Chickens. Demanding Chickens. Leg-twitching, demanding chickens. Will someone help a poor dog?

I don’t think I can adequately explain this book. Let me show you…

Her name was Millicent.
I called her Moosh, just because it was easier to say and it seemed to annoyed her.
She had two little puffy chicks with her.
She called them Little Boo and Peep.
I called them Dirt and Sugar, for no particular reason.
Moosh had got the word that I knew how to solve problems.
Boy did that chicken have problems.

My Thoughts

I don’t know when I’ve laughed so hard! I loved this book. It was one of those books that you pick up because you finally have kids and can now read it without explaining why you think it’s humorous. I laughed the whole way through the book. Zany, 7, enjoyed it. Bug, 10, said some of it was funny. CJ, 13, laughed his butt off! He kept pretending that he wasn’t listening but every time I looked up he was staring at me and giggling.

The story wasn’t one to write about it’s a typical kids mystery but the way it was written, well, let me say, if you have a dry sense of humor you’ll love it. If you prefer slapstick probably not so much.

Rating: A
Buy or Borrow: Buy

** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review.

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  3 Responses to “Review: The Trouble with Chickens”

  1. Look so sweet and funny 🙂

  2. The author's imitating an old film noir detective type of narration, right? Sounds great!

  3. Yes! It was terrific! The kids kept laughing at me because I HAD to do the voices…

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