The Ultimate Encyclopedia
by Barbara Sandri, Francesco Giubbilini, and Camilla Pintonato
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 02 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 07 Apr 2021
Welcome to the wonderful world of chickens! This beloved barnyard bird is full of surprises. Did you know some chickens are so small they can perch in the palm of your hand, and others have feathers that look like a beard? Chickens can learn to count up to four and have excellent hearing—many even like to listen to music!
Chickenology takes young readers on a fascinating and informative tour of chickens. Discover the incredible variety of chickens with different origins, breeds, and feather patterns; delve into chicken anatomy and evolution; and even learn the basics of chicken care. With a playful tone and irresistibly charming illustrations by rising star Camilla Pintonato, this lively visual encyclopedia presents chickens in all of their feathered glory.
"Prepare to be fascinated by the varied world of chickens, presented here in charming detail....Endearingly dubbing chickens “irresistible companions,” this educational overview of all things chicken is bound to hatch some new enthusiasts." – Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
"Authors Sandri and Giubbilini provide a comprehensive and charming introduction to some of humanity’s feathered friends, complete with 71 fully illustrated pages of all things chicken and egg, courtesy of illustrator Pintonato. The trio takes readers through the 5,000-year history of the chicken-human relationship, the spectrum of breeds alive today, and even the question of 'the chicken and the egg.'" – Kirkus Reviews