My Life as a Chicken

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When Pauline Poulet learns she’ll be the next special of the day at Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Cafe, she flies the coop faster than you can say “Chicken pie, delicious”! Thus begins her journey of peril and catastrophe, courage and chance: She is chased. She is dunked. She is tossed tail over beak. But can Pauline escape the dinner plate?

Written by: Ellen A. Kelley


” Using a jewel-toned palette, Slack has created a grotesquerie of villains and settings that more than equals Kelley’s verse in its enthusiasm. In this manic epic, “life as a chicken” means one mad dash after another to avoid the dinner plate. Ages 3-7.” Publishers Weekly

“Language-arts teachers will have a field day with this one, and the tone and zany sensibilities of the story and pictures are a perfect match for the funny bones of an early elementary audience”.– Kathleen Kelly MacMillan School Library Journal.