Monday, March 7, 2011

Three Hens and a Peacock


Three Hens and a Peacock
by Lester L. Laminack
Peachtree, 2011. Unpaged. Picturebook

"Things were quiet on the Tuckers' farm...until that peacock showed up." So begins this delightful story about how the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. "That peacock" attracts customers to the farm without even trying, and the hens are tired of doing what they feel is the more difficult job of laying eggs. They decide to trade places with the peacock and end up exhausting themselves trying unsuccessfully to attract even one customer; meanwhile, the peacock simply cannot lay an egg. By the end of the book, everyone is happy being who they are. The illustrations are colorful and very funny--a great book all around!

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