Thursday, February 24, 2011

Booktalk: Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken [Kate DiCamillo;4]

You know the expression, “There’s no place like home?” Well, Louise the chicken does not exactly believe that expression. She longs for adventure. Home, after all, is BORING. She wants to experience life on the sea, so she joined a sailing ship. [Show page with pirates.] Something really, really bad happened. Her sailing ship got hijacked by PIRATES. And let me tell you one thing about pirates. They love nothing more than a delicious, juicy, roasted chicken. So, Louise the chicken is probably thinking that home is a good place right now. But I can’t tell you how or if Louise got out of that one. I can tell you this, though. Louise has always been fond of adventure, and what could more adventurous than joining a circus? And what could be crazier than a chicken who is high-wire walker? With a loose lion just waiting below? Will Louise ever learn? Or will she be eaten before it’s too late? Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo.

Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo. Unpaged. 2008: Joanna Cotler Books. Booktalk to 2nd-4th.

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