Thursday, January 15, 2015

Henny

Henny
Henny
by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Simon and Schuster, 2014. Picture Book

Henny the chicken was born with arms instead of wings.  Her arms make her feel different and she struggles to fit in.  Then one day she learns that arms and hands can be useful.  All of a sudden a world of possibilities opens up to her.  The pencil and watercolor illustrations are simple and endearing.  Ms Stanton is able to make Henny's simple face very expressive.  The text is brief, but Stanton communicates a lot with very few words. This is a great story about embracing those things that make us unique and is a promising debut for a new picture book author.

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