The Chicken Squad
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
The Chicken Squad
Kevin Cornell, Doreen Cronin
They’re darling. They’re daring. They know their shapes! They’re chicks on a mission—and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition.Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are not about to spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs. No sir, they’re too busy solving mysteries and fighting crime. So when Squirrel comes barreling into the chicken coop, the chicks know they’re about to get a case. But with his poor knowledge of shapes (“Big” is not a shape, Squirrel!) and utter fear of whatever it is that’s out there, the panicky Squirrel is NO HELP. Good thing these chicks are professionals. But even professionals get worried. Especially once they see that round, shiny, green, BIG thing in the yard. What if it’s a UFO full of aliens who want chickens as pets? It’s up to the Chicken Squad to crack a case that just might be out of this world.

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 5 - 8
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The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin is about some chickens and their squirrel friend, Tail, who have an adventure because something big and scary has shown up in their yard.  Tail, who has a good vocabulary, but does not know his shapes, tells Dirt, Poppy, Sugar, and Sweetie about the danger in the yard.  The squad’s mother, Moosh, seems to be missing, and it is up to the squad to get her back.  They plan to use camouflage, balloons, and rocks to take down the danger and save their mother.  Will their plan be successful?

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