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The Chickens Build a Wall
by Jean-Francois Dumont


Overview - 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 .  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 . . .

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802854223
  • ISBN-10: 0802854222
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 33
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-02-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

Dumont (A Blue So Blue) crafts a clever barnyard commentary on protectionism, xenophobia, and overreaction. The appearance of a hedgehog, an animal never before seen on the medievalesque farm where the story takes place, brings life to a halt and starts the rumor mill churning, especially after the animal “curl up into a tight ball, to the astonishment of everyone.” The hedgehog soon disappears, as mysteriously as it arrived, but the chickens remain ill at ease. “I bet he didn’t leave empty-handed,” says one. “We should count our chicks!” shouts another. The rooster uses the situation “to take control of a barnyard of full of hens who hadn’t been paying much attention to him,” persuading the hens to work through the winter to build a giant wall to keep out “prickly invaders.” 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. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)

 
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