Lia’s illustrated chapter book will make kids squirm with laughter. Cartoonish two-color drawings playfully interact with the text, while comical misunderstandings and misadventures propel the plot, over the course of which Marcus (who narrates) and Laurence develop a true friendship. For a similarly styled nonfiction tie-in, pair this with The Worm (2014), from Elise Gravel’s Disgusting Critters series.
Hilarious illustrations are the perfect complement to this very funny, highly imaginative story of a worm and a chicken and their friendship – one that will keep kids giggling from start to finish.
—Kendal A. Rautzhan’s "Books to Borrow . . . Books to Buy"
Adventures and shattered illusions lead to true friendship in this tale of a chicken and a quick-talking worm…Lia adds very simply drawn pink and gray figures to nearly every generously spaced page of this quixotic episode.