Written by NNEDI OKORAFOR | Illustrated by MEHRDOKHT AMINI
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! A hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
*WINNER CHILDREN'S AFRICANA BEST BOOK AWARD
'Okorafor leaps into the world of picture books in a most unforgettable way with this playful, fascinating tale' – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
'My little boy wanted me to read it three times in a row. So yeah, I think my kids are in agreement on this: Five Stars' - Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author
‘An enchanting, evocatively illustrated adventure that will capture the imaginations of young and old alike – more, please!’ – Ambelin Kwaymullina, award-winning author
I loved reading this book to my children. It was fun and we really got drawn into the story. I had to read this over and over again to a very captive audience!
My son loves reading Chicken in the kitchen - he loves finding the little wood wit, especially when he’s pulling the chicken’s tail and causing all kinds of havoc. It’s lovely story that we both enjoy and I highly recommend it.