Friday, June 25, 2010

Chicken Dance by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dan Santat

Marge and Lola, two ordinary chickens, are desperate to win the talent contest and get a ticket to see THE Elvis Poultry! But the ducks win every year. Always have. Always will. Marge and Lola decide to give it a shot anyways, and they make a series of increasingly disastrous attempts to find an act that will make the grade. When the contest begins, they're no better off than they were when they started...and when they see the amazing acts they'll have to follow they're in despair. But in an increasingly insane and wild conclusion, they win the real prize!

There are apparently references to pop culture in here - or so some of the reviews say. Not being a pop culture person, I wouldn't know. But I do know this is a hilarious story! Santat's smooth illustrations are the perfect straight-face background for Sauer's giggle-inducing text. This is perfect for storytimes - or even for a quick read before that annual school talent contest!

Verdict: I'm a sucker for a good, funny chicken story. I love it!

ISBN: 978-1402753664; Published August 2009 by Sterling; Borrowed from the library


Anonymous said...

Aw. I'm all shook up. :)

Thanks for the kind words!

-Tammi Sauer

Jennifer said...

You're welcome! It's a very fun story, and I just can't resist a good chicken picture book (-:)