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The Cranky-Verse

A Cranky Chicken Book 4

Book #4 of Cranky Chicken
Illustrated by Katherine Battersby

About The Book

Cranky Chicken and Speedy the worm are back in another sweetly silly graphic chapter book as the two friends learn how to take care of each other, navigate a cranky injury, and go on a camping trip—sure to be beloved by fans of Narwhal and Jelly and The Bad Guys!

Cranky Chicken and Speedy the worm have a new member in their Best Feathered Family: a little turtle! But what should they call her? And what do turtles eat or do for fun? Will Cranky figure out how to be the turtle’s friend? Then Speedy gets hurt and becomes…cranky! Does that mean that Cranky must become—gasp!—Cheerful Chicken? Later, a camping trip brings the trio together for an exciting vacation. Will Chicken survive the outdoor toilets, the nighttime noises, and all those bugs?

These three delightful stories about friendship and caring for one another—interspersed with laugh-out-loud vignettes—will make readers fall even more deeply in love with their favorite BFFs (that is, best feathered friends)!

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 (February 4, 2025)
  • Length: 116 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665951296
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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