Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z (Book Review and Giveaway)

I was delighted recently to receive a copy of Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z from the author, Sarah Rosedahl. As soon as I took it out of the package, the oldest country kid was all over me. Why? Because the art work on the front cover is delightful! Not only did Sarah write this book, but she illustrated it with her whimsical art as well.

The pages within are each dedicated to a different breed from A to Z, and includes an interesting fact to accompany the art work. The oldest country kid enjoys thumbing through the pages, finding the breeds we own, and learning a new fact about them. I have also heard over the past week, "Mom, did you know (insert chicken) has/does (insert interesting fatc.)" Obviously my chicken loving 8 year old son is enthralled and engaged by the book! I must admit, I am smitten with the art work.

This delightfully illustrated book is a wonderful way to introduce children to chickens and the great variety of colors and patterns they come in. The illustrations are not only eye catching for children, but as an adult I enjoyed Sarah's artistic interpretation of each breed. One of my favorites is the Orpington. Doesn't that fluffy butt just look like our Buffy! I also learned something I didn't know about the bred's origins!



This is a delightful, entertaining and educational book. My country kids will enjoy this book for years to come, weather it be memorizing new facts or just enjoying the beautiful art work. A big thank you to author and artist Sarah Rosedahl for sending us a copy of her book!! And guess what? Her generosity didn't stop there! She is also providing a copy for one of you to win! The little chicken lover in your life would be delighted to find this under the Christmas tree this year! If you can't wait to win you can always purchase a copy here.

Now for the fun part, the giveaway!!! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of  Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z! We would love if when you visit our Facebook pages, if you like what you see, you hit the like button, but it isn't necessary to win. Giveaway is open to US Residents only (Sorry my international friends.)


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Paperback: 30 pages
Publisher: Tolba Farm Press; 1 edition (June 25, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0615810799

About the author: Sarah Rosedahl is an artist who lives in Vermont where she is inspired by the wildlife and agriculture of the Lake Champlain Islands. She works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. You can see more of her work and the chickens that inspired this book on her Facebook page, Chickens Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z. You can also view more of her work, or purchase her art on her website, Sarah Rosedahl's Art.


37 comments:

  1. I love my cochins.... and my marans.... and my easter eggers.... any my golden comets.... Oh who am I kidding! I LOVE THEM ALL!

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    1. It's kinda of like kids, you can't or shouldn't pick a favorite LOL

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  2. I read to third graders and kindergarten/first grade/second grade children (this one is a combined class that has children with Autism) every Thursday. I think they would love this book.

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  3. I wasnt sure if i commented here or on your page so thank you!

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  4. I would have to say that my barred rocks are my favorite breed. They always run to me when I come outside to see what I am doing...very curious chickens.

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    1. I love when our girls coming running, like little dinos!

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  5. I don't know what my favorite is since I don't have chickens yet!

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    1. Even when you do get some, you will be hard pressed to pick a favorite LOL

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  6. Still researching and dreaming of having chickens....

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  7. This book is simply adorable, my kids would spend hours looking at it.

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  8. My fave breed is the Barred Plymouth Rock. A hardy, productive, sassy breed. My girls could really take care of themselves, but would still come running over for some human attention.

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    1. Don't you just love hen they come running!

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  9. I love Cochins because they are sweet, fluffy and adorable.

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    1. We raised those when I was a child! I love how they a fluffy little basketballs!

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  10. Our first hens were Black Australorpe. I just loved watching them in the yard. They gave us lots of eggs. I also enjoy Buff Orpingtons. Lots of eggs, and don't laugh, their color coordinates with my cat and dog!

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    1. Two really great breeds. We had an Australorpe but it turned out to be a roo and we had to rehome him. :(

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  11. I love my australorps! Besides being the first chickens I owned, they are hardy, great layers, and full of personality :)

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  12. I love my americanas because they are so pretty with their little feathers on side of their face and they lay blue and green eggs

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    1. We have one named Ester and she is the sweetest thing ever.

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  13. I love the Frizzle chickens. They are so pretty with the fluffy feathers plus they lay pretty well. I love some of the ornamental birds.

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    1. There are some really neat birds out there aren't there!

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  14. The artwork looks really cute! I can see why your kids love it.

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  15. Buff Orpingtons for the looks and mothering skills. EEs for those blue eggs. Barred Rocks for their goofy antics. So many more. :)

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  16. Silkies and polish are my favorites.

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    1. Because of the crests and total cuteness

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    2. We are going to be hatching some this spring

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  17. I had NO idea there were so many chicken breeds! What an interesting looking book :)
    Thanks so much for linking up with us last week! Hope you come join us again for this week's Inspired By Me Mondays :)

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    1. There are a lot and so different from each other. And the artwork in this book is fantastic!

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