Last week, author Katie Davis visited my 3rd graders over Skype in the Van Meter Elementary Library. Katie shared her new book Little Chicken's Big Day that she created with her husband Jerry. This sweet book spends the day with Little Chicken and takes the reader on a range of emotions through adorable illustrators and simple words. My dear friend John Schu sent me Katie's book in the mail and I couldn't wait to share it with the students at Van Meter. They loved listening to Katie read it.
It was exciting for the 3rd graders to hear her talk about the process of writing and illustrating a children's book. She spoke about getting things just right....like the car seat Little Chicken was in. It took them several attempts to get the look that they wanted.
The third graders asked her so many wonderful questions. One of the best, "What was your favorite book as a child?" Katie was so excited to answer that...she ran off to get two of her childhood favorites to share. When we finished the Skype, the kids said, "She is like you Mrs. Miller...you share your old books with us too."
This is one book that you will definitely want to share with your students.
And find out for yourself what happens to Little Chicken on his big day!
Katie also wrote about Little Chicken's Big Day on her amazing blog...you can read it here!