Allen & Unwin
1, December 2011
A delightful tale following the ever-polite Mr Chicken, as he travels to visit his dear friend Yvette in France.
Paris, to be exact.
As with any journey, poor Mr Chicken encounters a few problems – like not fitting on the plane (he is very embarrassed about his larger than normal behind) or getting hopelessly lost on the Metro. Still, Mr Chicken proves that a giant chicken can do anything they set their mind to – a small elevator isn’t the only way to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you know.
Any child who has dreamed of seeing the sights of France will love Leigh’s quirky view of traveling abroad. Because what’s an adventure without a few hiccups?
Reviewed by Danielle Bagshaw