Rooster's Revenge
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Before the thought of revenge even crossed Rooster's mind.....


....there was a sly Fox....and a lovely Hen (a.k.a. Chicken!)...and an adventure with chases through the woods and by sea.


Read all the Fox and Hen books from the beginning!


In The Chicken Thief -  a story both funny and sweet, a fox seemingly steals a hen away from her home. Hen's friends (Bear, Rabbit and Rooster) give chase, but in a twist on the usual children's story this fox is not a villain.


An adventure story, an exploration of friendship and love, as well as a playful speculation on stereotypes and misconceptions, The Chicken Thief makes for an unforgettable reading experience! Indeed, this wordless book makes for the perfect read aloud, inviting children to imagine, explore an discuss.


"Young readers ages 4-10 will delight in Ms. Rodriguez's delicate yet assured drawings." - The Wall Street Journal


"For readers who love a good chase - and who doesn't? - this one is a delight from beginning to end." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review


"The story closes with a surprise that kids will love [...] The layout is a great showcase for the wonderful paintings, which are all full of movement, drama, and a quietly goofy form of comedy. The colors and the sense of light are lovely, especially when the clear green of the forest sets off the orange fox and his little captive. A delightful wordless story." - School Library Journal, Starred Review


"Delightful ink-and-wash artwork follows the winsome animals from contryesque cottages to deep-hued night forests to bright, sunny shores. Rodriguez shifts the mood from the comic, when fox and chicken enjoy a candlelit game of chess in an inner-mountain cave, to the affectionate, and the small details invite close viewing. Taken together, the scenes in this enjoyable tale send appealing messages about the pitfalls of assumptions and the pleasure of unexpected friendship." - Booklist


"This book is delightful in every way." - PW Shelftalker


Fox and Hen Together continues the story of The Chicken Thief (2010), focusing on Fox and Hen's life together. As the illustrations quickly reveal, Crab has become a fast friend, Fox and Hen have an empty refrigerator, and Hen has laid an egg. As for the fate of her egg when left in the hands of a hungry Fox, you will just have to read the book to find out! And here again the chase is on, but this time it's Hen who is in pursuit.


"Who says married life is dull? The sequel to The Chicken Thief has as much action and drama as it's predecessor, and is just as weirdly wonderful as it moves from courtship (of sorts) to cohabitation." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


"A sweet loopy look at domestic travail filtered through a wickedly subversive lens." - Kirkus


"B. Rodriguez's The Chicken Thief and Fox and Hen Together are two of the most charming wordless picture books I've ever encountered. Check 'em out." - Nancy Pearl, www.nancypearl.com

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