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The Chickens Build a Wall
HARDCOVER; Published: 3/28/2013
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5422-3
Price: $ 16.00
33 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 10.25 x 8.25

Ages 4—8
Lexile: AD850L

The chickens at the farm are building a wall, and no one is quite sure why. But they know one thing: the hedgehog that wandered in must be trouble. So all winter they build and build, until they have a wall that towers over the barn. When spring comes, though, they find that everything hasn't gone quite according to plan . . .

Kids can add their own personal touch with a coloring page. Crayons not included.

Read a paraphrase of the book and see inside spreads on EerdWord.
Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)
"A clever barnyard commentary on protectionism, xenophobia, and overreaction. . . . Adult readers won't have to look hard to spot parallels to contemporary discourse on immigration and other hot-button topics, and the target audience will easily see the chickens' folly thanks to a drily funny ending and the comedy that runs throughout Dumont's prose and sly characterizations."