- Picture books
New York :
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- First US edition
- Physical Description
- 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
- Main Author
In this long-awaited companion to 1968's Rosie's Walk, Hutchins' oblivious hen is back, this time looking for her newborn chick. While Rosie has a hard time finding the chick, readers (and a crafty fox who's up to no good) will locate it with ease as the chick struggles on every page to get unstuck from its shell. Hutchins' use of bright yellows, reds, and greens adds energy and warmth to this simple story. The patterned woodcut-style designs pair well with the measured, repetitious text, while Rosie's movements through the farm are emphasized by slow changes in the landscape; buildings and wheelbarrows move from right to left, eventually disappearing off the page altogether. The chick, meanwhile, travels from left to right, often just one step ahead of danger (in the form of a cat, a fish, a fox, a wobbly ladder, a tree branch, and a haystack), but getting closer to its mother as it does. Lots of action, combined with a very happy ending, makes for a satisfying journey. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews
In 1968's Rosie's Walk, celebrated for its combination of deadpan sentences and suspenseful imagery, Hutchins pictured a clueless chicken tailed by a luckless fox. This sequel revisits Rosie, still just as dotty, who is making her way across a barnyard in search of her just-hatched chick. Readers will notice right away that the chick is disguised, its head covered by half an eggshell with only its orange legs and yellow midsection visible. As Rosie bumbles along ("Where is her little baby chick?"), she drops the henhouse gate on a pouncing cat and knocks an apple into the jaws of a sharp-toothed fish, inadvertently saving her oblivious chick from peril. At last mother and child get together, observed by the original book's fox and its own little one. Hutchins reprises her hand-drawn style and autumnal palette, with the action unspooling across the lower margin of the spreads against a backdrop of orchards and haystacks. This mild continuation stays so true to Rosie's Walk that it could've easily been published a few years after that book, instead of almost 50. Ages 4–8. (Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLCReview by School Library Journal Reviews
PreS-Gr 1—When Rosie the hen finally hatches an egg, she cannot find her baby chick. She looks everywhere, and all the while, her chick is looking for her—sort of. Baby chick is still wearing half of his shell over his head and walking around blindly. Rosie does not even recognize him, but an unfriendly fox does and begins following close behind. The captivating illustrations are like a bright quilt of colors and patterns, with humor tucked in for observant readers. The text alone is not sufficient to tell this easy story. Readers will see the dangers and want to warn the chick and try to convince Rosie to turn around to find her baby. But all ends well. This would be a great choice for sharing during the changing seasons. VERDICT A charming sequel to the classic Rosie's Walk and an appealing read-aloud for all collections.—Mary Hazelton, formerly at Warren & Waldoboro Elementary Schools, ME [Page 56]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Rosie's chick is hatched and she is trying to find it, but the chick is following Rosie.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Rosie is on the lookout for her lost baby chick in this funny and surprising companion to the beloved picture book, Rosie's Walk, by author-illustrator Pat Hutchins.Rosie has lost her baby chick. She looks under the hen house. She looks behind the wheelbarrow. But little baby chick isn't there. But watch out Rosie! There's someone following you, and it's not just your baby chick!Review by Publisher Summary 3
Rosie is on the lookout for her lost baby chick in this funny and surprising companion to the beloved picture book, Rosie's Walk, by author-illustrator Pat Hutchins.Rosie has lost her baby chick. She looks under the hen house. She looks behind the wheelbarrow. But little baby chick isn't there. But watch out Rosie! There's someone following you, and it's not just your baby chick!