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Catch That Chicken!

Written by Atinuke

Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

Early Years

LoveReading View on Catch That Chicken!

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

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.


Catch That Chicken! Synopsis

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?

Catch That Chicken! Press Reviews

Praise for B is for Baby: This is a clever and unusual book, with beautiful illustrations and a fun story that little children will delight in following. Atinuke's books are always a feast for senses, showcasing the beauty of the author's home. They make a great addition to any classroom, nursery and home. - Booktrust

Who needs a whole alphabet when one letter can tell a story as entertaining as this one appealing package of rhythmic repetition and vibrant images - New York Times Book Review

Praise for Baby Goes to Market: This is a gorgeous picturebook crammed with detail and a delightful thing to share with children. - School Librarian

Featured in The Bookseller July Previews. -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406394504
Publication date: 1st July 2021
Author: Atinuke
Illustrator: Angela Brooksbank
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years

About Atinuke

Atinuke is a Nigerian-born author who started her career as an oral storyteller of tales from the African continent. She draws on her recent Yoruba ancestry and her life in West Wales to write stories of contemporary life in Nigeria and in Wales. She is the author of the bestselling Anna Hibiscus series. This is her first venture into non-fiction. Click here to read more about the author.   You can see Atinuke in this video, reading from The No. 1 Car Spotter:

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