The Chicken Squad

The Chicken Squad

The First Misadventure

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Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar might be chicks, but they sure aren't chicken. They're the Chicken Squad, and it's up to them to figure out what Tail, the not-so-brave squirrel, is so afraid of. When he describes it as BIG and Scary, that doesn't give much insight as to what is lurking beyond the coop. Can our fecklees, fluffy heroes defeat something that could very well be -- gulp -- from out of this world?
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781442496767
Branch Call Number: J
Characteristics: 92 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm


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KHCPL_Wagner Jul 28, 2018

In this funny, fast-paced beginning chapter book, four chickens -- Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar -- are out to unravel the mystery of the BIG and SCARY object that has appeared in their yard.

MsCourtney Jul 07, 2017

Funny, fast read. If you like the author's picture books, you'll probably like this series. Third-grader approved!

Jun 04, 2017

Reminiscent of Hank the Cowdog and other famous farm/ranch heroes, the chicken squad is serious about their duties in the yard. When the squirrel comes to them for protection, they deliver. So much fun to see these little chicks do what they think is necessary to make things right. Looking forward to more adventures with Poppy, Sugar, Dirt and Sweetie!

JCLJackieS Mar 03, 2017

The Chick Squad faces some difficulty with their witness, Tail, a squirrel who has trouble describing what he has seen that scared him. Sugar's interrogation of him shows how exasperated she is, in a hilarious way. Once they have identified what they think the object is, the chicks are on a mission to save their mom. Absurd antics ensue. While designed for children, this book can appeal to adults looking for lighthearted humor as well.

KCLS Ms. Jill Nov 13, 2014

They may be small, yellow and fuzzy, but when the chicken squad is on the case, the mystery is sure to be solved! Lots of fun as a read-aloud and especially great for children graduating beyond easy readers.

FindingJane Jul 16, 2014

An irreverent reversal and send-up of “Chicken Little”, this story is both clever and foolish. Both the panicky squirrel and the super-calm chicks get into a spot of bother but it all comes out right in the end. The misadventure turns mainly on the seriousness of the protagonists and the revelation of the “big and scary” danger. The whole bit is wrapped up by an amused, wise dog and a very patient mother hen and proves that when intelligence is brought to bear on stupidity, intelligence can be the loser.

alicat42 Jun 24, 2014

It was ok

Ms_Gaye May 28, 2014

Funny and fabulously illustrated. Great early chapter book for grades 1-3.
Fans of Scaredy Squirrel and younger readers who listen to Hank the Cowdog will enjoy this.


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alicat42 Jun 24, 2014

alicat42 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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alicat42 Jun 24, 2014

The chickens investigate a strange, new green object in the backyard.


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alicat42 Jun 24, 2014

"Squirrels make terrible pets"


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