One Little Chicken

by Elka Weber

Other authorsElisa Kleven (Illustrator)
Book, 2011

Barcode

123461765

Call number

E 500 WEB

Collection

Publication

Berkeley, CA : Tricycle Press, c2011.

Description

Retells a story in the Talmud about a family that cares for a lost chicken, turning its eggs into a profit which they later give to its owner.

User reviews

LibraryThing member cindasox
Retells a story in the Talmud about a family that cares for a lost chicken, turning its eggs into a profit which they later give to its owner. Beautifully illustrated, I can imagine students hearing this book as a read aloud and then wanting to take time to browse the pictures.
LibraryThing member AnnaMoody
One Little Chicken is about girl (Leora) and her mother (Mrs. Bendosa). One day, Leora comes across a lost chicken. She asks her mother if they can keep the chicken but her mother tells her that finders are not keepers. But, Mr. Bendosa says they can take care of it until the owner returns. So,
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Leora and Mr. Bendosa build it a home. The chicken begins to lay eggs but Mrs. Bendosa won't let them keep the eggs, then the eggs begins to hatch and there are many more chickens. The rest of the story explains how they sell the chicken for goats, the goats then do what the chickens did and there too many goats. Just in the time the owner of the first goat arrives and the Bendosa's give all the goats to this owner. The Bendosa's are relieved to have all these animals off their hands. The last page of the book, the little boy from the family that just recieved these animals finds a lost chicken. This bring the story full circle. I think that was a really great ending to the book because it left for more thought about what could happen next. This could leave to an activity for the children to write the rest of the book. I would definitely recommend this book.
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LibraryThing member STBA
Leora is thrilled to find a chicken in her yard. Her mother reminds her that “finders aren’t keepers,” even if the result is caring for a yard full of livestock until the owner can be found. Vibrant colors and varied page layouts illustrate the story based on Talmudic discussions of returning
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lost items.
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LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Charming story adapted from the Talmud. Beautiful folk art illustrations.

ISBN

1582463743 / 9781582463742

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