Let's Hatch Chicks!: Explore the Wonderful World of Chickens and Eggs (Hardcover)
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Introduce children to the life cycle of chickens from egg, to hatching, and beyond with Let’s Hatch Chicks!. Author Lisa Steele, of Fresh Eggs Daily, shows the entire process in kid-friendly terms.
In this book you’ll meet Violet, a plucky and fun-loving chicken. Violet has an exciting secret to share with you: she’s ready to be a mom! Join Violet as she keeps her eggs warm and protects them from danger. See what happens each week as the chick grows inside the egg. And when the new chicks arrive, that’s when the fun begins again! These baby chickens need a lot of help to get along in the big world. They will need food, a new home, and sometimes a little help from mama hen. The book also features:
- A glossary to help with any unfamiliar words
- Tips for safely handling chicks and taking part in activities like candling
- A close look at many of the things kids will see when hatching eggs at home, such as an incubator and brooder
- Fun chicken and egg facts on many pages
As you read, you’ll be able to tell both the author and illustrator are lifelong chicken keepers who love to share their enthusiasm for chickens, chicks, eggs, and the magic of hatching at home.
About the Author
Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation chicken keeper and creator of Fresh Eggs Daily, the go-to online resource for poultry-keeping advice, which has been named one of Better Homes & Gardens Top Ten Gardening Blogs. Lisa has amassed an audience of nearly one million from all over the globe, who look to her for tips on raising backyard chickens naturally, do-it-yourself ideas, and coop-to-kitchen recipes.
Dubbed “queen of the coop” by the media, Lisa and her work have been recognized by many national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Country Woman, Parade, and others. As a television and radio personality, Lisa has appeared on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Martha Knows Best on HGTV, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, and NPR’s Maine Calling. She has hosted the New England regional Emmy-nominated television show Welcome to My Farm for two seasons.
Lisa’s first book was recommended for summer reading on The View in 2018, and her popular books have sold more than 125,000 copies. Lisa lives in the woods of Maine with her husband, their corgi, barn cat, and her “girls”—a mixed flock of about thirty chickens, ducks, and geese.
Real reviews from real kindergarten students:
“I loved it, my favorite part is when they are hatching.” —Drew
“I liked it. I like the part where she taught the chicks.” —Charlotte
“I liked it when they snuggled. I liked it a lot.” —Anthony
Chicken pro Lisa Steele walks kids (and parents) through the basics.—Country Living
"[P]erfect for anyone raising chickens with young children, even if utilizing an incubator. Reading small sections of this book while observing the chicken’s life cycle unfold in real time would be the ultimate experience. Even those who cannot observe the process in reality will benefit from the detailed descriptions and illustrations offered in this thorough title. Recommended."—School Library Connection
In Lisa Steele’s adorable and informative new book, children learn the joys and responsibilities of raising chicks as they follow Violet’s journey from dutifully sitting on her eggs to introducing them to the rest of the flock.—Texas Lifestyle Magazine
"I loved it, my favorite part is when they are hatching."—Drew
"I liked it. I like the part where she taught the chicks."—Charlotte
"I liked it when they snuggled. I liked it a lot."—Anthony—Kindergarten Students