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Parents' Guide to

Chicken Soup

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute book, but may be too intense for some preschoolers.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+
My duaghter is 2 1/2 years old and loves this book we ready it alot during the day. We borrowed it from the library and am thinking about buying it for her. She may not understand it but she reads along with me now because we have read it so much and it is simple for her to read too. She also likes farm animals, and makes the sound of the animals when she sees them in the book. We really like this book. :)

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CHICKEN SOUP is an adorable book, but it might not be the best choice for all kids. For families whose diets include poultry, this book might inspire some interesting conversations about where meat comes from. Also, sensitive kids might get a little too caught up in Little Chickie's dilemma, especially since the suspense builds like a horror movie for preschoolers: The Farmer gets closer and closer while Little Chickie scurries for a hiding place, abandoned by the older chickens who are more concerned about their own necks than they are for the most vulnerable among them. In short, parents who know their kids don't do well with tension might want to skip to the last page before going back to read the book.

There's not much to the pictures, which are fine but fairly indistinguishable from any number of farmyard books.

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