Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Chicken Thief

The Chicken Thief

Beatrice Rodriguez
Wordless Picture Book
For ages 4 and up
Enchanted Lion Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-1592700929

One lovely morning Bear, Rabbit, Rooster and the other animals are having a pleasant breakfast when a fox snatches up and runs away with one of the hens. Full of outrage and determined to save the hen, Bear, Rabbit, and Rooster give chase. They run (and then trudge) through a big dark forest. They climb a mountain and try to reach the fox and his victim, who are hidden away in a cave deep inside the mountain. They carry on the chase when the fox takes the hen across the sea in a little rowing boat. Worn out and sodden, the three friends arrive at the fox’s house only to discover that all is not what it seems.

This delicious wordless book will delight adults and children alike. Cunning little touches in the artwork allow the reader to share in the gentle humor that runs through the tale. Readers will be delighted to discover that this seemingly tragic story is in fact a story about love and friendship.