Thursday, June 27, 2019

Waiting for Chicken Smith - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (May 14, 2019)

Book Overview:

Every year a young boy stays in the same cabin at the beach with his family. And every year his friend Chicken Smith stays in the next cabin over. But this year, something’s different: Chicken Smith hasn’t shown up yet. The boy’s little sister, MaryAnn, keeps trying to get his attention, but he’s too busy remembering all of his adventures with Chicken Smith — and thinking about everything they’re going to do this summer. Is Chicken ever going to show up? And just what has MaryAnn been yelling about? David Mackintosh’s ode to small summer wonders will make readers of all ages open their eyes to the quick, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments happening all around them.


My Review:

With simplistic illustrations and bold typewriter font, Waiting for Chicken Smith tells the story of a boy who vacations in the same cabin every year with his family.  This lad is in wait for Chicken Smith, who he's spent time with in summers' past.  The boy reminisces of past memories with his friend and keeps in wait while his sister calls out to him.  After a long wait, the boy realizes Chicken Smith isn't showing up and decides to enjoy the summer with his sister, doing things besides waiting for things of yore.

I had to read through the book twice to get the gist of the story.  Once I did, I was able to appreciate what was being told.  The boy has a colorful memory of the things he and Chicken Smith did in the past and is excited to relive those memories.  But once he finds out that Chicken Smith won't be arriving, he decides to make the most out of the summer that lies ahead.



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29 comments:

aperry said...

My children enjoy attending baseball games during the summer.

Candace said...

My kiddos love to play in the pool.

susan1215 said...

We love going to the pool and the zoo.

ken ohl said...

I love to play golf

Cathy Kennedy said...

Terra,

This looks like a delightful story and the illustrations so nice. Best of luck to all who enter. Nice share, my friend!

Julie Waldron said...

We like going for walks or sitting outside on a warm evening.

areck0001 said...

I always like walking and I climb the stairs just to stay fit or physically active.

SueZH said...

I love spending time at Swartswood State Park. We swim and just veg out. Beautiful scenery.

bison61 said...

our grandson loves to ride his bike and go to the pool

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sherylssg said...

I like to attend outdoor festivals and craft shows.

Meghan said...

MY son's fave activity...the pool for sure!

Donna B. said...

I like to go on nature walks with my grandchildren.

Charlene S. said...

I like swimming.

bluecat said...

When I was a kid I rode my bike a lot.

Kristen said...

We like going on road trips.

Leela said...

Playing sports.

Em Mahr said...

My sons love to play in the pool and help in the garden

mahnrafjtb said...

We love to play in the pool. On cooler days we like to hike or go on a picnic to the park. btjfarnham@yahoo.com

Robin A said...

We love camping and swimming in the Summer

jjmon2012 said...

Great niece zadaya almost 3 loves to go swimming!

Marissa M said...

I love going out on the boat!

nikkirae said...

I'd have to say..... visiting Tanganyika Wildlife Park! It's an amazing place here in Wichita, Kansas.

Laura said...

We like swimming at the pool and beach!

Darlene said...

My favorite summer activity is camping with the kids.

LeAnn Harbert said...

We go to the lake fishing and swimming.

An Apel a Day said...

I like to go camping.

wen budro said...

My children's favorite Summer activities are swimming in the pool and going to the beach.

Amber Cheras said...

My family and I love to swim

Sandy said...

Going to the beach! Sandra Preti