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Catch that Chicken!
Picture Book
Board Book

Catch That Chicken!

Written by Atinuke
Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

Age 2+

Fast, brave Lami has to learn to do quick thinking, not quick running, if she wants to stay best chicken catcher in the village!

Lami loves chickens. She’s the best chicken catcher in the village. She’s fast, she’s brave and she always catches that chicken. Until the day she chases one up the baobab tree, slips … and falls. How can she catch chickens with a sore ankle? Could there be another way to catch that chicken? Told with great humour by Nigerian storyteller, Atinuke, this story of the headstrong, impetuous Lami will strike a chord with all children. The gentle message – to use quick thinking not just quick running – gives an incredibly satisfying ending, while Angela Brooksbank’s beautiful artwork captures the energy and the beauty of the West African setting perfectly.


"“A fun-filled, culturally rich tale that will delight readers young and older."
~ Kirkus Starred Review
"The story stars a strong girl of color and offers a look at life in a close-knit community…"
~ Publishers Weekly
"Lively chase scenes and funny poultry antics make for a laugh-out-loud preschool adventure."
~ The Horn Book
"Children will enjoy this lively tale of positivity and innovation."
~ School Library Journal