Cranky Chicken

Publication Date: 1 Sep. 2021
Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN 9780734420954

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    Everything about Chicken is cranky. Cranky eyes, cranky eyebrows, super-sharp cranky beak, even cranky scratchy feet. And everything makes Chicken cranky. The sun is too bright, the dirt is too dirty. What Cranky Chicken is not is lonely. Nope, nope, definitely not. But then along comes a very cheerful worm named Speedy, who just wants to be friends.

    The first book in a charming illustrated series about mismatched friends who bring joy, companionship and a new perspective to each other’s lives.


    Book Type: Graphic Novels
    Age Group: 6 years +
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    Class Novel: No
    Good Reads Rating: 4.5/5
    Literary Rating: 4/5


    Cranky Chicken is very good at being cranky, and everything—from how bright the sun is to how dirty the dirt is—makes Chicken crankier. When Chicken kicks over a leaf one day, the worm underneath decides they have to be best friends.

    Speedy is the fastest, cheeriest worm in the west—the pair couldn’t be a worse match. But Speedy wins Cranky over with matching t-shirts and they decide to give friendship a try. Cranky admits that it’s lonely being cranky, and Speedy admits that Cranky is Speedy’s first friend. The two first-time friends decide to share the things they like best in life—from being cranky to a peaceful moment reading. They even decide to brave the skies together. By the end of the book, Cranky Chicken is much less cranky!

    A funny adventure about making new friends, breaking barriers, and trying new things. The graphic novel format makes this book an easy read, and the expressive, cartoonish illustrations bring the two characters’ escapades to life.

    This is a great way to illustrate ways of managing temper, the power of friendship and positivity, and the importance of taking time to do fun things on bad days. This book could bring a smile to even the crankiest chicken’s face!


    friendship, animals, anger management, overcoming fears

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