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Chickenology — The Ultimate Encyclopedia

2021 Premier Anderson Award winner, Best Nonfiction category

Chickenology takes young readers on a fascinating and informative tour of chickens. With a playful tone and irresistibly charming illustrations by rising star Camilla Pintonato, this lively visual encyclopedia presents chickens in all of their feathered glory. Discover the incredible variety of chickens with different origins, breeds, and feather patterns. Learn incredible facts: did you know that chickens can learn to count up to four and have excellent hearing? Many even like to listen to music!

A great educational book, covering:
• Different breeds of chickens, like Padovana and Silkie
• The difference between roosters and hens
• How chicks are formed in the egg
• Chickens sounds and noises
• Chicken anatomy and feather anatomy and colors
• Chickens and eggs around the world
• Chicken history and folklore
• Raising chickens at home
• Chickens as pets

Chickenology is the perfect animal book for nature and animal loving young readers, chicken enthusiasts, chicken farmers, and pet chicken owners alike!

Pages: 80

Ages 5-9 

By Barbara Sandri and Francesco Giubbilini

illustrated by Camilla Pintonato


"Prepare to be fascinated by the varied world of chickens, presented here in charming detail. . . .Endearingly dubbing chickens 'irresistible companions,' this educational overview of all things chicken is bound to hatch some new enthusiasts."- ALA/Booklist, STARRED REVIEW"

"Did you know that roosters dance for hens affection? What about the importance of having a perch inside a henhouse? What about the difference between an Araucana and a Silkie chicken? If you sit around blissfully dreaming of the garden compost that chickens will provide for you, or spend your time online looking for hen therapy programs, Chickenology is the book for you."
- The Tiny Activist,

"Learn everything you need to know about the fast-growing hobby of backyard-chicken ownership with this fun and informative encyclopedia. You'll learn about chicken origins, breeds, and anatomy, as well as the basics of chicken care through colorful illustrations."
- Colorado Parent,

"Chickenology is such a unique and engaging way to learn about all things chicken - who knew there was so much to learn about these birds! I can't wait to share these books with my students."
- Summer Reimer, Librarian

"A fun and beautiful gift for kids with chicken coops, or those who just want to learn more about where their food comes from....This book so artistically conveys the beauty of chickens and eggs throughout - from the wall-worthy end papers to the double-page layouts of maps and diagrams."
-That' s It LA,

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