Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. She feeds them, shelters them and loves them. Everywhere Sonya goes, her chicks are peeping at her heels. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a wonderful gift: an egg!
One night, Sonya hears noises coming from the chicken coop and discovers that one of her hens has disappeared. Where did the hen go? What happened to her? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interconnectedness of nature and the true joys and sorrows of caring for another creature.
One of School Library Journal‘s Ultimate Children’s Literature Illustrator Gift Guide 2018
“This lesson of the interdependence among all living things in nature is gently told, accompanied by colorful watercolor and collage illustrations that show the multicultural family’s life on a farm. . . . The story presents the circle of life in a very comforting but realistic manner.” —Starred Review, School Library Journal
Author: Phoebe Wahl.
Hardcover, 32 pages, Ages 4-8. Publisher: Tundra Books/Penguin Random House, August 11, 2015.