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Three Hens and a Peacock

Three Hens and a Peacock

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Three Hens and a Peacock

evaluări:
4.5/5 (2 evaluări)
Lungime:
21 pages
27 minutes
Lansat:
Apr 15, 2017
ISBN:
9781561459971
Format:
Carte

Descriere

A hilarious read-aloud favorite about some foolish farm animals who decide to trade roles—and discover just how hard it is to do someone else’s job. From award-winning author Lester Laminack and celebrated illustrator Henry Cole.

“Good farm fun.” ―Kirkus Reviews

The Tuckers’ farm is a peaceful place where everyone has a job and no one complains. That is, until a hapless peacock falls off the back of a passing truck and stirs things up. Soon, customers are flocking to the farm to see what all the fuss is about. But the hens don’t like the newcomer getting attention while they do all the hard work. When a wise old hound sees the problem, he helps orchestrate a job swap.

What follows is the riotous tale of three hens who get in way over their feathered heads, and one very distressed peacock who just can’t figure out how to lay an egg.

Lester Laminack has created a comical look at envy, finding your strength, and what happens when we underestimate the value of others’ work. Henry Cole’s delightful illustrations heighten the story’s humor and will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.

Teacher’s Guide available!

Children’s Choice Book Awards Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year – Children’s Book Council

Children’s Choices – International Reading Association, Children’s Book Council

Best Children’s Books of the Year (Starred) – Bank Street College of Education

Read Aloud Book Award – Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction

Lansat:
Apr 15, 2017
ISBN:
9781561459971
Format:
Carte

Despre autor

Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children’s literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina.

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  • (4/5)
    Like this book. My sister has a peacock that she named blue He is beautiful, and her neighbor has chickens, Ha. very cute book. But it is how Mr. peacock feels left out, but they found out it is not as easy as it looks to do his job, and Mr. Peacock also appreciates what the hens do. Very cute! Good book to talk about appreciation.
  • (4/5)
    A peacock shows up at Tucker's farm by accident. As the family is selling their goods on the side of the road the peacock comes out, attracting lots of customers. However, the hens get really jealous that he doesn't do any work but gets all this attention. So one day they trade places...the peacock tries to lay the eggs and the hens dress up and try to attract customers. But what a disaster! There end up being no customers and the hens realize what a tough job the peacock has. By the end of the story everyone appreciates their own place on the farm.I have to say I'm a bit biased. I love Lester Laminack and he's a great advocate for teaching children to read, and one for teachers. I thought the book would be great for children who are learning to work together. I love how it's told through animals so that children have to look past that to get the meaning from the book. A great book for 3rd-5th graders for the moral content and younger grades for the enjoyment of the characters, illustrations and humor.
  • (4/5)
    This book is about how you shouldn't judge another person's job based on appearances. The peacock couldn't do the chicken's job, and the hens couldn't do the peacocks job. This story would be good to use for many age groups. I think older children in middle school, would be able to understand the moral and the lesson better than a younger student, but the moral is valuable. We judge too often in our culture, so a book that suggests that these judgements are wrong, is valuable and necessary in education.
  • (5/5)
    What happens when is beautiful peacock is dropped on to a farm and instantly starts bringing in more business than any other animal? Then hens get jealous! A hilarious picture book about jealousy and understanding your skills.
  • (4/5)
    Tensions rise when a lost peacock turns up on the farm, taking the attention away from the hard-working, egg-laying chickens. Could it be that the peacock and the chickens play a different but equally important role in this farm's economic viability. We all have different talents, and we are more successful when we compromise, collaborate and play off each other's strengths.
  • (4/5)
    Three Hens and a Peacock was such a cute story. I really enjoyed the characters. I thought they were fun and believable. For example, "The cows and the hens and the old hound kept right on doing what they'd always done. But that peacock had never lived on a farm. He had no idea what to do." I really enjoyed this quote because in the illustration the peacock is running around looking confused while everyone else is doing their job. I thought this was a great example of something believable that would actually happen in real life. I also really enjoyed the illustrations. They were very colorful and accurate. They made the story flow. I think the big idea in this story is to not be jealous of other people. The hens were jealous that the peacock didn't have to do anything around the farm except for sit by the road and attract customers. But when the hens try it out, they realize that they can't do it as well as the peacock could.
  • (4/5)
    Mr. and Mrs. Tucker had a farm and what a farm it was. They had hens and cows, a wonderful vegetable garden and a dog to add that finishing touch of charm and warmth to the bunch. Yes siree, it was a site to behold...but with the passing of time, it was slowly going the way of the telegraph; slipping into oblivion. After all, what’s to grab the attention of passersby to a farm raised vegetable stand or fresh milk and eggs when the supermarket has all of these things and more at a “low-low-price-right-now -stop-on-down”? They needed a little flash, a little panache; something to make them turn their heads and take notice before driving by to the local “discount store that shall not be named”…even if they weren’t aware of it themselves; but what to do? One unlikely delivery later and we’re well on our way to finding out…With lively colored illustrations and a beautiful cover to match, I’d say the picture portion of this book is well spoken for. Seriously! As much fun as the front is with the peacock wondering what in the world the hens are doing in his plumage, turning the book around reveals the “other end” of the story…literally, you see the hens’ backsides. That spirit of lively fun is carried forth within the book as well as the story of the newcomers adventure on the farm unfolds with misunderstandings, revelations, and smiles. There is no denying its wide appeal. Delving behind the cover, we find a dog with all the smarts, a peacock merely trying to find its place, a few well meaning but clueless humans…and a few hens that are simply put, a riot. They are the driving force behind the antics that ensue as they wish to be the center of attention and deem the new comer a lazy show off that contributes nothing but a novelty for folks to see. Little do they know how hard a role he has, at least until they try to step into his “shoes” for a day…to hilarious and eye opening results.The story itself shows us that we each have a purpose; no matter how big or small we (or it) may be. It’s something made for us alone and although it may not be as flashy or glamorous as we may have hoped, it is still a vital part of the big picture; without us it sits in the corner, an unfinished masterpiece. Recommended reading for both the young and the young at heart; what the story doesn’t do to raise your spirits, the illustrations will take care of along the way. Happy reading!
  • (5/5)

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    Three Hens and a Peacock is is wonderful book of illustrations/pictures. BUT, it is so much more about how we see ourselves others and the society we live in. Three hens (female) try to bring visitors to the farm so the farmer can sell the eggs. A peacock (male) is dropped off and thus is the marketing tool for farmer to lead people to farm. There exists a hierarchy evolving. The chickens also want to be marketing tool for the farm, and the dog sees opportunity to change things. Question would be "Why?", does the dog see something to keep chickens as only "laborers". Gender, Social Class, Supply and Demand, Race, Power are all great points to speak about with students. And allow them also to make predictions about books.

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