Chicken In The Kitchen by Nnedi OkoraforChicken In The Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor

Chicken In The Kitchen

byNnedi OkoraforIllustratorMehrdokht Amini

Picture Books | September 1, 2017

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What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate, of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a fun-filled adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe? More importantly, will Anyaugo be able to save the food for the New Yam Festival the next day?

Nnedi Okorafor is a multi-award winning author born in the United States to Nigerian parents. Her children's books have won the Macmillan Writers' Prize for Africa and the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature.Mehrdokht Amini is an Iranian-born children's book illustrator. She has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal and been ...
Title:Chicken In The KitchenFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.13 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Lantana PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911373153

ISBN - 13:9781911373155


Editorial Reviews

"The multitalented Okorafor takes us deep into a small Nigerian village, where a young girl named Anyaugo is awakened by a loud sound. She follows the noise to her kitchen, where she finds herself face-to-face with a giant red chicken out for a midnight snack. If Anyaugo doesn't do something, the chicken will eat all the dishes her mother and aunties made for the New Yam Festival. Anyaugo tries to throw flour at the chicken, but it doesn't move. She then calls for help from the playfully mischievous Wood Wit, a nature spirit that lives inside wood. He instructs her to talk to the chicken, whereupon Anyaugo realizes the chicken is a masquerading spirit who has come to celebrate, which gives her the courage to ask it to leave her home. The big, bold, and sometimes almost three-dimensional illustrations maintain a folk-art feel while still feeling modern. Each page pops with bright oranges and reds to contrast the deep browns. An unusual, but quite gregarious, offering."-Booklist