I was excited to receive a copy of this book to review for many reasons. First of all I had never reviewed a children’s book so it was something new for me. Secondly I have 2 little boys and one of them is especially fond of chickens.I figured they would be the best to review the book.
The story follows a just hatched chick ( Percy) through his struggle to understand “perfect”. Woven through words and illustrations Percy teaches children a valuable lesson about tolerance and accepting differences.
The Review my boys gave it:
Noah (5) “I loved that story!” “My favorite part was when he got big!”
Owen (3) ” I don’t know, I felt bad for Percy.”
They both agreed however on the illustrations which are amazing. The story truly comes alive through Daniel Seward’s illustrations. I found it interesting that the author and illustrator came together at fastpencil.com
Fastpencil.com is not just any self publishing site. The site offers the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other writers, editors, illustrators, etc. It has free writing tools and templates and let’s you self publish 1- 1000 books, whatever you want. Now there is no excuse for you wanna be authors!
About the author:
Percy represents the culmination of the author’s 25 year career as a writer, nationally recognized children’s advocate and most importantly, chicken farmer. He has developed resources for children of all ages that emphasize and focus on the inner strength and potential that exists in every child.
Percy: The Perfectly Imperfect Chicken can be purchased HERE. It would make a great Holiday gift this season.