Cranky Chicken: A Cranky Chicken Book 1 (Hardcover)
Cranky Chicken is, well, cranky. With one cranky eyebrow, cranky eyes, and even cranky, scratchy feet. But then one day, Cranky meets a very friendly worm named Speedy who wants nothing more than to be friends. Young readers will love seeing the mismatched friendship grow over the course of three charming and laugh-out-loud short adventures as Chicken and Speedy become BFFs (Best Feathered Friends) and Speedy shows Chicken how to look on the bright side.
Katherine Battersby is the critically acclaimed children’s author and illustrator of a number of children’s books, including the Cranky Chicken series, Perfect Pigeons, and Squish Rabbit, a CBC Children’s Choice Book. Her books have received glowing reviews in The New York Times and starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and have been shortlisted for numerous Australian awards. Katherine lives in Ottawa, Canada. Visit her at KatherineBattersby.com.
"In pale jewel tones, Battersby’s simple panels feel breezy and contemporary; the comic companionship she develops between two complete opposites couldn’t be more endearing."
— Publishers Weekly
"Delightful, simply illustrated panels are packed with expressive motion and silliness...Will make even the crankiest reader feel that thing that’s not cranky. (Happy!)"
— Kirkus Reviews