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Let's Get Cracking!
by Cyndi Marko


Overview - Kung Pow Chicken is the superhero everyone has been waiting for
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina.
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Overview
Kung Pow Chicken is the superhero everyone has been waiting for
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow
In this exciting full-color series, Gordon Blue transforms into Kung Pow Chicken, an avian superhero who fights crime in the city of Fowladelphia. The first book in the series kicks off when Gordon's birdy senses lead him to a festival. Suddenly, POOF Feathers fill the air and shivering naked chickens are everywhere. Why have all these chickens lost their feathers? Forced to wear wooly sweaters, the city itches for a hero. Kung Pow Chicken hops into his Beakmobile to save the day

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780545610612
  • ISBN-10: 0545610613
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 72
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-7

Series: Kung Pow Chicken #1

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Farm Animals

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Newcomer Marko dives headlong into superhero comedy in this hilarious kickoff to the Kung Pow Chicken series (part of the publisher’s Branches line), named for the alter ego of second-grader Gordon Blue, a rotund chicken. Freewheeling full-page illustrations and sequential panels push the book into graphic novel territory and assume much of the storytelling duty. After Gordon and his younger brother, Benedict, accidentally fall into a vat of toxic sludge at their scientist uncle’s lab (“Maybe we won’t tell your mom about this...” quips Uncle Quack), superpowers manifest in both birds. Their “birdy senses” tingle when danger is near, and it certainly appears to be present at the Fowl Fall Festival when the chickens in attendance suddenly (and explosively) begin to lose their feathers. Puns, one-liners, and goofy superpowered action are in abundant supply over the story’s eight chapters—along with plenty of “kapows,” “zoings,” and villainous laughter—as Kung Pow Chicken and his sidekick Egg Drop investigate. Just the thing for beginning readers eying the Captain Underpants shelf. Ages 5–7. Agent: Adriann Ranta, Wolf Literary Services. (Jan.)

 
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