Voting has closed for the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards!   Thank you to everyone who has helped support our nominated title Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester Laminack and illustrated by Henry Cole!   We’ll learn the results tomorrow on the CBC website!

Here are a few things you all have been saying about this hilarious book! 

 “…A delightful choice for schools and public libraries…”
­­ School Library Journal

“…Laminack’s storytelling is brisk, and Cole’s cartoon illustrations are vivid and comical…”

“…frenetically posing chickens will inspire giggles…Good farm fun.” 
Kirkus Reviews

 “…surprisingly thoughtful storytelling…”
Publishers Weekly

 “…The story line is something we all can relate to and the comical results of strutting a mile in someone’s shoes leads to hilarious results…”

 “… absolutely charming…”
  “…This story is so much fun. Children are going to love reading this again and again…” 
Ahgoo Review

  “…This delightful children’s book conveys an important message…Beyond the story, however, are beautiful illustrations in bright colors which quickly captivate little ones…”
 “…a great read aloud book and will have your kids laughing so hard. I loved the message of ‘the grass isn’t always greener’…”
  “…Hilarious! …Full of plenty of humor and a subtle lesson in character, Three Hens and a Peacock is a frolicsome farmyard tale. Cole’s eye-catching watercolor, ink and colored pencil illustrations play a huge part in advancing the storyline. Even the endpapers serve a purpose…”
  “Definitely a fun read aloud!”
   “The pictures are gorgeously drawn, slightly cartoonish with rich, beautiful colors. I also like the twist on the ‘be yourself’ storyline…a fun and beautiful book, and one our family has really enjoyed.”
  “…Readers of all ages are sure to be entertained when they read this delightful picture book. Not only is it very amusing, but it also looks at something that we are all, on occasion, are guilty of doing – wishing we were in someone else’s shoes…”
  “…With lively colored illustrations and a beautiful cover to match, I’d say the picture portion of this book is well spoken for… That spirit of lively fun is carried forth within the book as well as the story of the newcomers adventure on the farm unfolds with misunderstandings, revelations, and smiles.  There is no denying its wide appeal..”. 
  “…Henry Cole’s hilarious illustrations of the fat chickens dressed in their finery, and the equally plump peacock attempting to squeeze into the hen house, help the reader to instantly realize that neither party is playing to its strengths…”
Thanks again, everyone!  Fingers crossed and Happy Reading!