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My Little Chick
My Little Chick

My Little Chick

By Geraldine Elschner, Illustrated by Eve Tharlet



32 Pages, 9.75 x 9.75

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9789888341740

Rights: WOR

minedition (Apr 2019)

Price: $17.99


A charming combination of story and pictures weaves together important information about eggs, chicks, and what it's like to be a parent

Lena liked to sit in her mother's garden and watch the chickens. But something is missing in this happy group of hens...a sweet little chick! How fortunate that plump little Alma had just laid an egg. But to Lena's surprise, Alma does not seem interested in hatching it. Lena makes a snap decision and attempts to surprise everyone by hatching the chick herself. However, hatching an egg is more difficult than Lena thinks, and the journey from egg to chick is a long one. This is a sweet book about the challenges and joys of being a parent.


"A child learns that nurturing an egg takes a lot of care and patience... A cozy episode with a little instruction and a lot of excitement." —Kirkus Reviews

"Viewers on laps or small groups will be entranced. A lovely seasonal addition." — Wendy Lukehart, School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"The Marvelous Translated Picture Books of 2019: You wouldn't necessarily know it from the cover, but this is a rather kicky little book about hatching a chicken from an egg. And, with the rise in numbers of people raising chickens in their suburban backyards, perhaps it is expertly timed. Do you remember the beginning of Me, Jane when she sneaks into a henhouse to watch a chicken lay? That's how this book begins. The impatient child must wait and wait, and then there's this neat lift-the-flap sequence, which kind of comes out of nowhere, when the chick finally emerges. It's simple and sweet, but doesn't skimp on the technical details too, which I appreciated." — Elizabeth Bird,

Author Biography

Geraldine Elschner is the author of many picture books, including The Cat and the Bird, Funny Machines for George the Sheep, and Where is the Frog? Originally from France, she studied Germanic and Romance languages, and has translated scores of books, including The Nativity, The Three Kings, and Martin Luther, published by minedition.