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Cranky Chicken

A Cranky Chicken Book 1

Book #1 of Cranky Chicken
Illustrated by Katherine Battersby

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About The Book

Narwhal and Jelly meet The Bad Guys in this brightly illustrated, downright hilarious chapter book graphic novel full of “sweet, wholesome fun” (BCCB) about what happens when a very cranky chicken is befriended by a very cheerful worm.

Cranky Chicken is, well, cranky. With one cranky eyebrow, cranky eyes, and even cranky, scratchy feet. But then one day, Cranky meets a very friendly worm named Speedy who wants nothing more than to be friends. Young readers will love seeing the mismatched friendship grow over the course of three charming and laugh-out-loud short adventures as Chicken and Speedy become BFFs (Best Feathered Friends) and Speedy shows Chicken how to look on the bright side.

About The Author

Photograph by John W. MacDonald

Katherine Battersby is the critically acclaimed children’s author and illustrator of a number of children’s books, including the Cranky Chicken series, Perfect Pigeons, and Squish Rabbit, a CBC Children’s Choice Book. Her books have received glowing reviews in The New York Times and starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and have been shortlisted for numerous Australian awards. Visit her at KatherineBattersby.com.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by John W. MacDonald

Katherine Battersby is the critically acclaimed children’s author and illustrator of a number of children’s books, including the Cranky Chicken series, Perfect Pigeons, and Squish Rabbit, a CBC Children’s Choice Book. Her books have received glowing reviews in The New York Times and starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and have been shortlisted for numerous Australian awards. Visit her at KatherineBattersby.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 6, 2022)
  • Length: 116 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534469891
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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Awards and Honors

  • Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
  • Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr. List
  • ALA Round Table Best Graphic Novels for Children

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