Chicken in the Kitchen
Cover Image of diverse picture book Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrodokht Amini showing a girl of colour in a bue dress hiding behind a tree and a vibrant, oversized chicken filling most of the cover, looking for the girl
Illustration from diverse picture book Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrodokht Amini showing a young girl of colour in bed, anxiously looking over her shoulder at the shadow of a chicken on the wall
Illustration from diverse picture book Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrodokht Amini showing a vibrant large chicken pecking at vegetables on the kitchen floor
Illustration from diverse picture book Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrodokht Amini showing a public market with various people of colour. In the centre, a group of people with colourful masks draws the attention of the little girl

    Chicken in the Kitchen

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      Buy one get one, ages 3 plus, 32 pages

      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

       

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      Jenny Guest
      Chicken in the Kitchen

      I love a book that is fun, fascinating and full of new things to learn and ‘Chicken in the Kitchen’ by Nnedi Okorafor @nnediokorafor fulfils this criteria and more.

      On the eve of New Yam Festival, the Igbo celebration that opens the harvest season in Nigeria, Anyaugo is awoken by a strange sound coming from her kitchen. When she peeks inside she sees a giant chicken eating all the food that she has cooked for the celebrations the next day with her mother and her aunties. Anyaugo must act, and act fast if she wants to protect the traditions that she loves.

      She decides to seek the advice of the Wood Wit who tells her to ask it to leave…in Chickenese! What unfolds next is a playful tale that is full to the brim with fun.

      The illustrations by Mehrdokht Amini are sublime and really are a visual spectacle from which the reader can also learn a lot about West African culture. Such a wonderful book and an educational one too!

      Our copy was kindly gifted by @lantanapublishing in exchange for an honest review

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      Tippy

      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!

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      L Wong
      Find the wood wit!

      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.

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      Jenny Guest
      Chicken in the Kitchen

      I love a book that is fun, fascinating and full of new things to learn and ‘Chicken in the Kitchen’ by Nnedi Okorafor @nnediokorafor fulfils this criteria and more.

      On the eve of New Yam Festival, the Igbo celebration that opens the harvest season in Nigeria, Anyaugo is awoken by a strange sound coming from her kitchen. When she peeks inside she sees a giant chicken eating all the food that she has cooked for the celebrations the next day with her mother and her aunties. Anyaugo must act, and act fast if she wants to protect the traditions that she loves.

      She decides to seek the advice of the Wood Wit who tells her to ask it to leave…in Chickenese! What unfolds next is a playful tale that is full to the brim with fun.

      The illustrations by Mehrdokht Amini are sublime and really are a visual spectacle from which the reader can also learn a lot about West African culture. Such a wonderful book and an educational one too!

      Our copy was kindly gifted by @lantanapublishing in exchange for an honest review

      T
      Tippy

      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!

      L
      L Wong
      Find the wood wit!

      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.

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