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Review: Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby

Cranky Chicken is a precious graphic novel about friendship and being cranky. This is perfect for younger audiences with consistent graphic styles and language with a hint of snark. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


Cranky Chicken is, well, cranky. With one cranky eyebrow, cranky eyes, and even cranky, scratchy feet. But then one day, Cranky meets a very friendly worm named Speedy who wants nothing more than to be friends. Young readers will love seeing the mismatched friendship grow over the course of three charming and laugh-out-loud short adventures as Chicken and Speedy become BFFs (Best Feathered Friends) and Speedy shows Chicken how to look on the bright side.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

As someone who always considered themself a bit cranky, Cranky Chicken was entirely charming. What starts off as a love letter to being as cranky as you like turns into a story about friendship. To being exactly who you are and having a friend who sees that. Even though that seems like a simple sentence, finding it seems to be so difficult. And in Cranky Chicken the friendship between the chicken and the worm is exactly that. With that message, plus a simple and consistent graphic style, Cranky Chicken is perfect for kids new to reading.

Find Cranky Chicken on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


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