Hope you’re all doing well! Today I’m sharing translated picture books that feature two chicks and a rooster! The first two titles are great for read-aloud, while the third is geared toward older kids. Enjoy!
Little Naomi, Little Chick
Written by Avirama Golan
Illustrated by Raaya Karas
Translated by Annette Apel
Published by Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers (2013)
It’s a bright new day, and Little Naomi gets ready. She has a busy day ahead. She’s off to preschool where she plays with her friends. She builds a tower, goes to storytime, and takes an afternoon nap. But not Little Chick. Combining the powers of words and pictures, this book describes what a full day is like for Little Naomi and Little Chick. Who do you think had more fun?
My Little Chick
Written by Geraldine Elschner
Illustrated by Eve Tharlet
Translated by Kathryn Bishop
Published by Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd (2019)
Lena loves the chickens in their farm but she hopes that one of them would lay eggs! She can’t wait to see all the fluffy, little chicks! Lena decides to slip into the hen house and hopes for a miracle. Lena sees Alma the chicken land on her nest. Alma finally lays an egg. But wait! Where is Alma going? Instead of sitting on her egg, Alma leaves the hen house. How will the egg hatch?
The Magical Rooster
Written and illustrated by Li Jian
Translated by Yijin Wert
Published by Better Link Press (2016)
A young boy named Tang Yun lives in a small mountain village with his mother. When Yun is old enough to take the imperial exam in the Capital City, his mother gives him an outfit with a rooster embroidered on it. The rest of the story follows Yun on his way to the Capital City and discovers the secret behind the rooster. The Magical Rooster is part of the author’s series called Stories of the Chinese Zodiac.